Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War Blockade
After the elimination of Charleston in 1863 as a viable entry port for running the blockade, Wilmington became the major source of external supply for the Confederacy during the Civil War. The story of blockade running on the Cape Fear River was one of the most important factors determining the fate of the South. Here author Dawson Carr takes a comprehensive look at the men, their ships, their cargoes, and their voyages. Photos, maps.
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Review: Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War BlockadeUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
A smooth-reading summary of Confederate blockade running into and out of Wilmington, North Carolina, Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear breaks no new ground but is an excellent introduction to the topic. Read full review
Review: Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War BlockadeUser Review - Paul Haspel - Goodreads
Wilmington, North Carolina, is today a peaceful little city with mild year-round weather, a downtown filled with fine old architecture, and a wealth of good seafood restaurants that remind one that ... Read full review