150 years ago: Another blockade runner headed for Darien, GA?

Just to show blockade runner traffic in Doboy Sound, Georgia was two-way – from Lieutenant-Commander Francis H. Baker, on the USS Huron, reporting on the capture and sinking of the schooner Sylvanus on this day (January 2) in 1864: Sir: I have the honor to report that at 10:30 o’clock p.m. of the 2d instant,Continue reading “150 years ago: Another blockade runner headed for Darien, GA?”

Blockade runner out of Darien, Georgia… yes Darien…Georgia

One of the oft-heard lines with respect to the burning of Darien, Georgia on June 11, 1863, is the “sleepy little coastal village” had no military value and was not a legitimate objective. However, there were reasons to assess Darien as a military objective.  I mentioned the rice plantations along the coastal plain which forwardedContinue reading “Blockade runner out of Darien, Georgia… yes Darien…Georgia”

“Piracy more outragous than that of Semmes”: Lowell’s response to Darien, Ga.

If you have studied the Civil War for any length and to any depth, you’ll see the threads cross more often than not.  I’ve been writing, here on the blog, for the last few months about activities that occurred 150 years ago in South Carolina and Georgia. But of late I’ve changed focus to eventsContinue reading ““Piracy more outragous than that of Semmes”: Lowell’s response to Darien, Ga.”