On April 19, 1861, one week into the Civil War, President Lincoln announced his plan to blockade all southern ports from Virginia to Texas. The blockade’s purpose was twofold. Southern products, particularly cotton and sugar, would be kept in and, by the same token, foreign manufactured goods would ....
"CIVIL WAR TREASURES: With the Navy in the Western Gulf: The John R. Hamilton Papers,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 13
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol13/iss3/39