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Thread #122144 Message #2683638
Posted By: Charley Noble
19-Jul-09 - 10:02 PM
Thread Name: BS: British support for the confederacy?
Subject: RE: BS: British support for the confederacy?
As I recall the Russians showed support for the North early in the Civil War by sending a squadron of war ships on a state visit to New York harbor and other harbors along the East Coast.
Our dear Canadian neighbors functioned as a base for several CSA plots, a bank raid into Vermont and a plot to capture a Northern steamer when it stopped in Nova Scotia. There was also a plot to raid a prisoner of war camp in the Great Lakes area that was never carried out.
Bermuda, British Territory, functioned well into 1864 as a coaling station for Confederate blockade runners as well as merchant raiders.