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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    Who Needs A Blockade? The Confederacy's May 1861 ' No Dolls And Toys ' Act

    From Frank Leslie's, Blockade runner Wando, first named " Let Her Rip " was finally captured by Union forced in 1864. " About 8 o'clock she opened on her at long range with the 100-pounder rifle and forward 30-pounder, and continued firing until 10:30 -- firing 98 shells -when the Wando...

    Connecticut shipbuilding Historically Speaking: Local shipyards made major contributions in Civil War By Richard Curland For The Bulletin Posted Dec 2, 2018 at 3:09 PM Updated Dec 2, 2018 at 3:09 PM Mystic led the way in Connecticut shipbuilding during the Civil...

    An Airtight Blockade If, from April of 1861, the Union Navy could have accomplished an airtight blockade of the South's coast line, what would have been the greatest detrimental effects to the Confederacy? Thanks, USS ALASKA
  4. JPK Huson 1863

    Period If It's Brown, It's Coffee. Darn it.

    We loved, and still love our coffee! This slightly prewar image entitled ' The Café ' combines exotic imagery ( and incomprehensively, a large fly ) with a coffee pot. It was an elegant past time fooling no one. Hooked. May as well be an opium den. You know, if the North had been thinking...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Southern Women's Household Wizardy, What Blockade? Please Add Yours!

    Diving deep into long forgotten cupboards, discovering secrets left behind by great grandmothers and creating their own, Southern women challenged the Blockade and were astonishingly successful. NYPL image Putting this in the Food Forum largely because ' Food ' preoccupied female minds as heads...

    Lincoln's Tragic Admiral

    Chicago Civil War Round Table December 2013 -Kevin J. Weddle on: "Lincoln's Tragic Admiral" Marc Kunis Published on Dec 15, 2013 Kevin Weddle will discuss Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont. At the start of the Civil War, Du Pont was considered one of the finest officers in the US Navy. Yet a...
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