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A Scottish Blockade Runner in the American Civil War: the story of Joannes Wyllie, Commander of the Steamer Ad-Vance
  • Date: Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Online

Joannes Wyllie was one of thousands of British sailors who ran the blockade of Confederate ports during the Civil War.  They crewed some of the finest steamships built in the shipyards of Glasgow and Liverpool.  Britain remained neutral during the war so why were so many British vessels used and what was the motivation for the British