By Angus Konstam
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil warfare often started lifestyles as general speedy steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes in the course of 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 publication lines their operational heritage, together with the improvement of purpose-built blockade working ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, while analyzing what lifestyles used to be like on those vessels via money owed of stipulations on board once they sailed into action.
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