The Blockade: Runners and Raiders (The Civil War Series, Vol. 3)

The Blockade: Runners and Raiders (The Civil War Series, Vol. 3)

Language: English

Pages: 176

ISBN: 0809447088

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Beautifully bound and illustrated volume on the Civil War featuring The Blockade, Runners and Raiders.

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specified by designer Ericsson, the anchor could be raised or lowered by windlass from crewmen enemy fire. inside the ship so that the would not be exposed to i 73 74 Men of the engineering gang aboard the Lehigh, one of 10 improved monitors designed by Ericsson forge a replacement part on the deck of the ironclad. Their portable forge and anvil, standard equipment on monitors, were also used to repair damaged sheet armor. in 1862, Appraising the battle damage, officers of the Monitor

the De Leon had done. Instead, to Southern slant. lish journalists Some of the leading Eng- wrote for the paper, and they carried their pro-Southern views to the journals and newspapers for which they normally Blue Sheet enjoyed a virtual French translations of news from abroad. sold Havas on the idea more reliable or agencies. Using Havas was henceforth able Among Hotze's prime objectives was to convince foreigners that the Confederacy with all would be of great

Confederacy. by early 1863 they were heavily involved in their most ambi- On direct orders The delighted to have tious naval purchasing operation of the War. from Confederate Navy Secretary Mallory, they were trying to build would and France were de- al George B. McClellan's paign, Army in GenerPeninsula Cam- failure of the Federal combined with General Robert E. Lee's victory at the Second Battle of Bull Run and his subsequent invasion of Mary- land, convinced Palmerston

Blair, Postmaster General, Fox came to family connection with hand. Lincoln's — Navy DepartMeanwhile, at home, ments had begun war preparations amid in time to conceive the abortive effort to re- great confusion, crippling shortages, inad- lieve equate funding and uncertain priorities. Si- expedition failed, Fox's careful planning and multaneously they launched sea operations infectious enthusiasm led Lincoln to appoint and competed with other branches of their own government for

warship construction, 10, 17, See also Commerce raiders; Privateers Merrick & Sons, 51 Alabama, Niagara Falls, 140 No. 290, 120-121 River, 46 24-25, 28, 31-33; prize McClellan, George B., 125 Madeira Island, 159 62; construction, 46, 48-49; destroyed, 60, with, 155, 756, 157-160, 162, Nansemond procurement, 49; privateers, 11, 12-13, M Merchant marine, United States: insurance rates, 148; ransom bonding, 147-148, 152, Kearsarge, 19, 148, 162; Nahant, 108-111 125-128, 729, 730,

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