This Country Of Ours
"This Country Of Ours" book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication. "There was fighting too on sea as well as on land. The South sent out privateers to catch the merchant vessels of the North, and so bring ruin on their trade. But Lincoln replied by proclaiming a blockade of all Confederate ports. This was a bold thing to do, for the coast to be watched was some three tho...
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 24, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Amazon Rank: 1520050
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sand miles long, and the Government had less than fifty ships to blockade it with. When the blockade was proclaimed, too, many of these ships were far away in foreign lands. The greatest navy yard, also, at Norfolk in Virginia, was in the hands of the Confederates, and was therefore not available for the building of new ships. So at first the blockade amounted to little. But by degrees it took effect. Ships that had been far away returned, others of all sorts and sizes were bought, still others were built with the utmost speed. Slowly but surely the iron hand of the North gripped the commerce of the South, and before the end of the war the Southern ports were shut off from all the world."