Confederate Blockade Runners of Civil War - Inventory Number: CON 244 / SOLD
Soon after the beginning of the Naval Blockade of the South, the birth of the “Blockade Runners” allowed precious supplies to be brought into Southern ports by these fast and sleek ships. The relics below are from the “Georgiana” and “Minho” which sank off the South Carolina coast. The “Georgiana” sank trying to enter Charleston in March 1863. The “Minho” sank off Sullivan’s Island in October 1862. From the “Georgiana” are ceramic buttons and pins destined for the homes of the South, and from the “Minho” are brass percussion caps and a British Enfield bullet with the original wooden plug intended for the use of Confederate troops. Displayed in a 6″ X 8″ Riker box.
Inventory Number: CON 244 / SOLD