CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNER PAPER with CSA WATERMARK CONFISCATED by the UNION

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CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNER PAPER with CSA WATERMARK CONFISCATED by the UNION.The Confederate blockade runners were mostly British built speedy, privately owned seagoing vessels (with letters of marque from the CSA) used to get through the Union blockade that extended along the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Besides carrying guns and other ordinance, these boats would attempt to bring badly needed supplies, including paper (needed for currency, bonds and other fiscal documents) to the South. Captured material were sold off to Union businesses during and after the Civil War.MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 6.5 x 4″