Event Summary

President Abraham Lincoln declares blockade of Southern ports

Date

April 19, 1861

Description

President Abraham Lincoln declares blockade of Southern ports from South Carolina to Texas (3000 miles); naval construction program under engineer James Buchanan Eads; Union Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles

Timeline 1

Early Maritime Republic, 1815-1865

Timeline 2

American Navy and Naval Warfare, 1775-1865

Record ID

658