Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Readin’ Blockade Runners

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on March 28, 2012

I’d like to thank the folks who came out to the Houston Museum of Natural Science Tuesday evening to attend my talk on blockade runners. It was a good time — folks laughed where intended to, not where they weren’t, and there was lots of good Q&A at the end. I did get a little too technical on ship construction and machinery, though, and I oughter watch out for that in the future. Not everyone is that interested in frame spacing and entrance lines.

I’d also like to thank the folks who made my talk possible, particularly Amy Potts from HMNS and Ed Cotham. Thanks, y’all!

One thing that I didn’t have a chance to do, using the format of the talk, was to provide a list of suggested readings. And so:

Image: Unidentified Confederate blockade runner, hand-tinted portrait taken in Matanzas, Cuba after the war. Lawrence T. Jones III Texas Photographs, DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.


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  1. Faye Poccia said, on April 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Thanks for the information. I really love reading, it helps me a lot

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