Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Monday, June 22, 2015

England and France Declare the Confederacy No Longer a Belligerent, Blockade Soon to Be Lifted

JUNE 22ND, 1865:  Secretary Welles announced to naval forces that France and Great Britain had "withdrawn from the insurgents the character of belligerents."  Meaning they no longer recognized the Confederacy.

He also announced that the blockade of the coast of the United States would soon be lifted and the belligerent right of search abrogated.

--It's Official.  No More CSA.  --Old B-R'er

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