Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What the Blockade is Doing for the South

Another Covington Journal article from May 18, 1861

The blockade is doing the South some service, if we are to believe some of its journals. The Richmond (VA) Dispatch says the restriction is working in an exactly opposite direction from that intended by LINCOLN - They are turning their attention to manufacturing, and thus making themselves independent of the North. The Dispatch hears of no less than four important manufactories - two of them being indispensable in time of war - which the blockade had taught them to produce themselves

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