Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Running the Blockade: Albemarle-- Water Witch-- Maine

Running the Blockade-- Some New News About an Old War.


1. ALBEMARLE-- April 12th WITN NBC News-- a group of Civil war re-enactors on board the replica CSS Albemarle heading for a re-enactment saved three people whose boat had capsized, but were unable to locate the fourth.

Fortunately for the boaters, the Albemarle was running behind schedule because of mechanical problems when screams were heard.


2. WATER WITCH-- A short film about this ship, produced by the University of Georgia, will be presented for the first time at Columbus, Georgia's River Blast in April. It will detail the capture of the ship by a band of Confederate commandos and will consist of interviews and animated sequences.

3. MAINE-- The efforts of Maine's Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee has led to a new website at http://www.maine.gov/civilwar/sentinels.html. which details every known Civil War statue and memorial in the state. One was erected in Bangor while the war was still going on. The last was put up in Lisbon in 1999.

Now, You Know. --Blockade-R


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