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Jan 9, 2015

Confederate Army's Welsh woe

In stormy weather 150 years ago, a brand new ship belonging to the American Confederate Army sank near Prestatyn. The loss of life on the ship and a lifeboat may ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

have prevented a larger number of deaths across the Atlantic, since the ship was specifically intended to smuggle Army supplies to the southern USA by evading Abraham Lincoln's blockade of ports. One of the passengers was a seasoned Confederate blockade-runner who would have captained the ship later. For more on this story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at Prestatyn seafront (on the wall near the Offa's Dyke Path sculpture). Or click here