Here’s my blogging colleague, Andy Hall, talking about blockade running out of Galveston, Texas.
Here’s what the video’s description says:
“Andrew Hall talked about his book, Civil War Blockade Running on the Texas Coast, about how civilian ships were able to maneuver around Civil War blockades and the consequences if they were caught. As part of the Union offensive against the Confederacy, the Union Army set up a series of blockades along all Southern ports including Galveston, Texas. The blockades not only stopped supplies from getting to Confederate forces but also halted goods and services from civilian businesses.
“C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their ‘2015 LCV Cities Tour’ in Galveston, Texas, from January 16-20, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2.”
If you haven’t done so already, check out Andy’s blog, “Dead Confederates.” It’s terrific.