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Letter From Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse

Title

Letter From Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse

Description

Letter detailing the troubles of steamers needing coal and need of coal in the port as well as difficulty in shipping at Wilmington

Creator

Smith Stansbury

Source

Vandiver, Frank E., Edit., Confederate Blockade Running Through Bermuda 1861-1865. Letters and Cargo Manifests. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 1947.

Date

July 25th, !863

Contributor

Swing, Matt

Type

Document

Original Format

Correspondence

Text

Major Caleb Huse, London.

Major: The Confederate Steamer "Florida" and the "R.E. Lee" (Giraffe) have been detained here several days for want to Coal, and for which we have been compelled to send to Halifax.
Our Steamers which run the blockade, at Wilmington, require the coincidence of a high tide to cross the bar--and of a dark night to evade the blockade.
The detention of a single day in the regular trips often involves the further detention of ten or twelve days, or greatly increased risj of capture--
I earnestly recommend, that seven hundred Tons of Cardiff be dispatched here per month, to meet the prospective wants of our vessels, and that a reserve of two thousand Tons be accumulated as soon as possible to meet contingencies--

Smith Stansbury, Major
St. George's, Bermuda
Saturday, July 25th, 1863

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Smith Stansbury, Letter From Smith Stansbury to Major Caleb Huse, Civil War Era NC, accessed April 30, 2017, http://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/523.