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By Angus Konstam

The lifeblood of the Confederacy, the blockade runners of the Civil battle frequently started lifestyles as usual 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 struggle they introduced much-needed nutrients, garments and weaponry to the Confederacy.
This ebook lines their operational heritage, together with the advance of purpose-built blockade working ships, and examines their engines, crews and strategies. It describes their wartime exploits, demonstrating their operational and mechanical functionality, when reading what existence was once like on those vessels via debts of stipulations on board once they sailed into action.

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