Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65 (New Vanguard)

By Angus Konstam

The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil battle frequently all started lifestyles as commonplace quickly steam-powered service provider ships. They have been tailored for the high-speed dashes in the course of the Union blockade which closed off all of the significant Southern ports, and for a lot of the battle they introduced much-needed meals, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This publication lines 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, when reading what lifestyles was once like on those vessels via money owed of stipulations on board after they sailed into action.

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