Gray Phantoms of the Cape Fear: Running the Civil War Blockade

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John F. Blair, Publisher, 1998 - History - 227 pages
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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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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

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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

Contents

Prologue
3
The Blockade
5
Defending the Cape Fear
41
Bermuda and Nassau Friendly Ports
67
The British Influence
89
Wilmington Center of the Storm
125
North Carolina Takes a Role
153
Closing the Gateway
185
Epilogue
207
Sample Cargo of a ConfederateOwned Blockade Runner
214
Bibliography
216
Index
221
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Dawson Carr lives in West End, North Carolina.

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