Confederates in Bermuda

I USUALLY DON’T PAY MUCH ATTENTION
to Bermuda. I think Sean Connery lives there. Other than that, I don’t know much about the place.¹

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BER_RGToday, there was a story in Bermuda’s only daily newspaper, The Royal Gazette, on Confederate blockade runners, ships that would makes attempts to get past the U.S. Navy trying to strangle Southern commerce. One of their destinations was Bermuda, an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, where Lincoln and Union military might had no control.

It’d be great to read more about Confederates and other Americans in Bermuda. I’ll have to see what I can find.

ajh

1. Turns out Connery lives in the Bahamas, not Bermuda. I also thought that Alexander Hamilton was born in Bermuda. But he was born further south, in the Caribbean, on the island of Nevis.

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