Examining the history of Civil War blockade running, this unrivalled compilation reveals the arms, equipment, and clothing brought into the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Detailed and comprehensive, this survey offers month-by-month, cargo-by-cargo descriptions of goods received at multiple locations across the United States. From Savannah, Charleston, and Wilmington to Matamoros, Galveston, and Mobile, this reference lists all distributionthe Belgian-made woolen cloth and English rifles that arrived in the farthest reaches of the Trans-Mississippi and the receipt of thousands of British knapsacks, blankets, and cartridge boxes in the winter camps of the struggling Army of Tennessee. A unique depiction of a perilous trade, this record sheds a dramatic light on the surprising pervasiveness of imported war material as well as the effectiveness and sophistication of the Confederate supply system.
Praise for Entrepot: Government Imports into the Confederate States
“Reader-friendly, well-written, and extensively researched; it is a deposition in response to questions too long unanswered. Entrepot is a most excellent addition to any Civil War library.” Ray Flowers, Fort Fisher State Historic Site
“A tremendous source for historians, researchers, and Civil War enthusiasts. Within this volume Webster has assembled various and assorted data on Confederate military supplies and imports that surpass all other studies on the Southern logistical system. It will stand as an invaluable source work for years to come.” Stephen R. Wise, PhD, author, Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863