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Interactive video lesson plan for: Blockade Runners in the American Civil War

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The Union blockade of the Confederate states sought to cut them off from outside goods and supplies. In response, the Confederacy outfitted special ships designed to slip through the blockade. This video examines these blockade runners and profiles one particularly successful Captain, John Wilkinson. Artifacts featured in this edition include photographs, paintings, and John Wilkinson's writing desk.

Tagged under: Museum Confederacy,Civil War,navy,blockade,blockade runner,ships,John Wilkinson,Robert. E. Lee,Lincoln,history,documentary

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