The Blockade and Blockade Squadrons Pt. 1
Scott’s Great Snake in Theory and Reality
NABS – Browning, Robert M. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War, (Alabama UP, 1993).
Blair, Dan. “One Good Port: Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina, 1863-1864.” The North Carolina Historical Review, Vol. 79, No. 3 (July 2002), pp. 301-326.
Brayton, Abbbot. Ed “The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron: The Diary of James W. Boynton.” The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Vol. 76, No. 3 (July 1975), pp. 112-117.
Coles, David J. “Unpretending Service: The James L. Davis, the Tahoma, and the East Gulf Blockading Squadron,” The Florida Historical Quarterly, Vol. 71, No. 1 (July 1992), pp. 41-62.
- Discuss all three blockading squadrons – how effective were they over time?
- Strategic points allow the Navy to set up bases to resupply and outfit their squadrons. How important was Beaufort to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron?
- What was life like for the average sailor on a blockader?
Zoom PP Lecture:
Building a navy to blockade the coast – Strategic points for resupply
A most monotonous employ – Blockading Duty
William B. Cushing attempted kidnapping of Gen’l Hebert at Fort Johnston