Thomas Taylor, Running the Blockade, American Edition, with Map


Firsthand Account of Blockade Running


Thomas Taylor’s Running the Blockade.

This is a firsthand account of blockade running by a participant in the events described. With reminiscences of the supercargo of blockade runners.

Important for North Carolina as well: “Wilmington was the first port I attempted; in fact with the exception of one run to Galveston, it was always our destination.”

Taylor, Thomas E. RUNNING THE BLOCKADE: A PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES, RISKS, AND ESCAPES DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. NY: Scribner’s Sons, 1896. 1st American edition; 180p.; illus.; folding map intact. (Harwell, In Tall Cotton, 91; Nevins I, 235: