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Breaking the Blockade: The Bahamas during the Civil War

Charles D. Ross


On April 16, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued a blockade of the Confederate coastline. The largely agrarian South did not have the industrial base to succeed in a protracted conflict. What it did have — and what England and other foreign countries wanted — was cotton and tobacco. Industrious men soon began to connect the dots between Confederate and British needs. As the blockade grew, the blockade runners became quite ingenious in finding ways around the barriers. Boats worked their way back and forth from the Confederacy to Nassau and England, and everyone from scoundrels to naval offi ... More

Keywords: President Abraham Lincoln, Confederate coastline, blockade, Nassau, American Civil War, United States Consular Service, governor of the Bahamas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496831347
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496831347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles D. Ross, author
Longwood University