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Blockade Runners Ashore, 1864

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: Folder 1

Scope and Contents

Largely consists of Letters from Lt. Deorge W. Gift, stationed on the C.S.S. Tallahassee at Wilmington, to his wife, Ellen Augusta Shackelford Gift, of Cedar Spring, Early County, Georgia. Most were written during October 1864 while the Tallahassee and crew awaited suitable conditions for running the blockade. Gift wrote that when the Tallahassee sailed out of port it would be converted from a cruiser into a merchant vessel named Olustee.


  • 1864

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.


From the Collection: 5.38 Linear Feet (Contains 10 document boxes, 2 index file cabinets, and 1 map case folder)


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository