By June 1864, Wilmington was the only open Confederate port on the eastern seaboard. Cargo brought into the port allowed the Confederacy to fight on. Blockade running and Sherman’s March to the Sea changed Wilmington, bringing to the city thousands of desperate refugees, wheeler-dealers, and dangerous men. This novel contains good scenes of the blockade runner Atlantis negotiating the waters at Cape Fear, eluding Union ships, and loading up in Nassau, but the heart of the story is what happens in Wilmington. It is a book of adventure, war, and romance, with scenes of betrayal and violence.
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