By Angus Konstam
The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil warfare often started existence as commonplace 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 a lot of the conflict they introduced much-needed meals, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This e-book strains their operational heritage, 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, while analyzing what existence used to be like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board once they sailed into action.
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