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Breaking the BlockadeThe Bahamas during the Civil War$
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Charles D. Ross

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496831347

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496831347.001.0001

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Like a Town Sacked and Burned by the Enemy

Like a Town Sacked and Burned by the Enemy

(p.183) 14 Like a Town Sacked and Burned by the Enemy
Breaking the Blockade

Charles D. Ross

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter narrates how Nassau resumed its normal state as a forgotten and destitute outpost. It outlines the effects of the Civil War in the United States, the cessation of blockade running, and the financial windfall of 1862–1864. The chapter then looks at the powerful hurricane that hit the city, in which hundreds of homes and businesses were completely destroyed. It recounts the center of opposition to blockade-running efforts during the war — the US consulate, and the four men who occupied that office to stop the shipping of contraband: Sam Whiting, Seth Hawley, and Vice-consul William Thompson. It also discusses the significance of Charles Jackson, John Howell, and Epes Sargent in providing aid to the consul's office during the war. The chapter argues that former US consul Timothy Darling was the only prominent merchant to be an ardent supporter of the Union cause, adding he was a true New Englander living in the tropics and was in strong opposition to the slave-holding Confederacy. The chapter also notes the contributions of Lewis Heyliger in Confederate departments, the cotton brokers, and the shipments coming in from Europe. Ultimately, it highlights how Henry Adderley, his son Augustus, and their business partner and Henry's son-in-law George David Harris epitomized the success of the opportunism surrounding the Great Carnival.

Keywords:   Nassau, Civil War, blockade running, Timothy Darling, Union cause, Confederacy

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