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Author Allen, Charles Maxwell.

Title Dispatches from Bermuda : the Civil War letters of Charles Maxwell Allen, United States consul at Bermuda, 1861-1888 / edited by Glen N. Wiche
Published Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Pressq, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Civil War in the North
Civil War in the North.
Contents Ch. 1. The most self-effacing of men -- Ch. 2. Such a God-forsaken place -- Ch. 3. They are a big lot of scamps -- Ch. 4. A great many blockade runners in the harbor now -- Ch. 5. I have used my utmost endeavors -- Ch. 6. There could hardly have been greater consternation -- Ch. 7. In the place where the tree falleth -- App. Schedule of Blockade-Running Vessels
Summary "In the summer of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln appointed Charles Maxwell Allen U.S. consul to Bermuda. During the Civil War, Allen's post became one of vital importance to the United States as this British colony became a center for Confederate blockade-running activities. As the sole representative of Union interests in pro-Confederate Bermuda, Allen found himself involved in the shadowy-world of intelligence gathering as he attempted to thwart these blockade-runners. Allen's dispatches shed new light on two important and often overlooked aspects of the war: the Union blockade of southern seaports and the effort to bring vital war supplies through the blockade to the Confederate states."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Allen, Charles Maxwell -- Correspondence.
Confederate States of America. Navy -- History.
Blockade -- Bermuda Islands -- History -- 19th century.
Consuls -- United States -- Correspondence.
Atlantic Ocean Region -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
Bermuda Islands -- History, Naval -- 19th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Blockades.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
Genre/Form History.
Naval history.
Personal narratives.
Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
Author Wiche, Glen Norman.
ISBN 0873389387
1631010786 (electronic bk.)
1631010794 (e-book)
9781631010781 (electronic bk.)
9781631010798 (e-book)