Fort Fisher

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

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I'm Not Sure Who or What Foote's "Runners" Were

In my February 2nd post, Andrew Foote mentioned that he was "shipping men by 'runners' at Chicago and elsewhere'."

I take it that he meant he was getting sailors from Chicago and other places, but what role the "runners" had is unclear.  Perhaps they were recruiters or perhaps they were involved in shanghaiing sailors.

I haven't been able to find anything else about them.

--Old B-Runner

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