Blockade & Blockade Runners
Confederate Response: Blockade Runners
Scans from the archives:
1861-1865 Newspaper articles of items for sale on runners
Diary of Colonel Lamb prices of goods
Daisy Lamb’s letter regarding the runner captains
Pay roster for average soldiers
General Whiting’s reports on blockade runners in the Cape Fear (A Necessary Evil?)
- Review pay rosters versus costs of goods on Blockade Runners – who was really able to afford such luxuries?
- A blockade runner, after one run, could pay for the vessel; any subsequent successful run was pure profit. Was this necessarily patriotism for the ‘Cause?’
- As the war continued and the blockading squadrons grew – truly how successful were the runners and what effect did this have on the economy and military supply for the Confederacy?
- SIDEBAR! There is a ton of information that can be added – make it happen!
Zoom PP Lecture:
Only for the Few: Blockade Running and the American Civil War
Use paper from Ira’s class for zoom presentation