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was by the act of the Confederate Congress to be devoted to the purchase of Confederate governmental supplies.
There is a curious fact that I desire to state in regard to blockade running and the capture of blockade runners: An examination of the captures will show a much larger number of the higher class blockade runners captured when coming out again from blockaded ports than when running in. A Scotch runner could be loaded up with supplies of various sorts and run in, we will say at Wilmington, eluding our blockaders by its swiftness.
Because of the necessities of the South the cargo of supplies was sold to them at enormous prices and paid for in cotton at ten or fifteen cents a pound, with which the vessel was then loaded to its utmost capacity.
That cotton if brought to Europe or a Northern port would bring a dollar a pound, so that the cargo was exceedingly valuable — very much more valuable than the cargo brought in. Every ton would be worth say $2,000, or a hundred tons $
Hatteras, 337; against Fort St. Philip, 368; in New Orleans, 375; makes demonstration against Camp Moore, 460; before Vicksburg, 455, 456, 461, 463; defends Baton Rouge, 480-481; correspondence with Butler regarding Baton Rouge, 484-485; general orders regarding, 485-486; reference to, 864; at New Orleans, 876; death of, 482, 896-897.
Williams College confers degree of Ll. D. on Butler, 976.
Williamsburg, Union forces occupy, 617; colored cavalry at, 638; move under West to, 640.
Wilmington expedition, 774, 779, 782, 830; blockade runners enter harbor, 849.
Windmill Point, Hancock at, 686.
Winans, Ross, 227, 229, 233, 235, 239.
Winthrop, Robert C., appointed U. S. Senator, 116.
Winthrop, Theodore, first meeting with, 201; story of march to Washington, 203; opinion of contraband story, 259; draws order attack Big Bethel, 267; killed at Big Bethel, 269-270.
Wise, Brigadier-General, 678, 679, 685.
Wise, Chief of Ordnance, 808.
Wistar, Brigadier-General, sends