Tag Archives: Anaconda Plan

blockade: tweaking and evading

150 years ago today President Lincoln lifted the blockade of Norfolk, Fernandina and Pensacola because those ports had “for some time past been in the military possession of the United States, [and] it is deeemd advisable that they should be … Continue reading

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spy drowned

From the Richmond Daily Dispatch October 4, 1864: Drowned. –Mrs. Rose Greenhow, well known in the Confederacy for her sufferings in its cause, –having been for months confined in the political prison at Washington,–was drowned on Saturday last near Wilmington, … Continue reading

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rebel strength

As the undoubted spring campaign approached, a northern journalist tried to ascertain the rebel strength. He came up with numbers in all the southern armies and suggested that “Anaconda” might be squeezing the South into much greater self-reliance. From a … Continue reading

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An Important Sentence

From The New-York Times August 27, 1861: The Great Rebellion … … DISPATCH TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. WASHINGTON, Monday, Aug. 26. … Capt. FOOTE has been ordered to the command of the United States naval forces on the Western waters … Continue reading

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