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A Preston ship runs the anti-slave blockade

Captain Maffitt shown using the vantage point of his port sidewheel box as he scans the horizon for signs of the Union blockade during his approach to Wilmington from Bermuda in the blockade runner Lillian, May 1864 Pic: Stratford Archive, London In 1861, civil war erupted in America. The war was complex but one of the main issues was the abolition of slavery. Slave grown cotton from the south of the […]

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