By Angus Konstam
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil conflict frequently all started existence as normal speedy steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes during the Union blockade which closed off the entire significant Southern ports, and for far of the conflict they introduced much-needed foodstuff, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This e-book lines their operational historical past, together with the advance of purpose-built blockade operating ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, when reading what lifestyles used to be like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board once they sailed into action.
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