By Angus Konstam
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil battle often started lifestyles as ordinary quickly steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes throughout the Union blockade which closed off all of the significant Southern ports, and for far of the conflict they introduced much-needed nutrition, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy. This publication lines their operational historical past, together with the improvement 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 interpreting what lifestyles used to be like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board after they sailed into motion.
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