My book Titled ‘Campaign for the Confederate Coast’

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

book-coverI hope this post finds you well. My book titled Campaign for the Confederate Coast: Blockading, Blockade Running and Related Endeavors during the American Civil War will officially launch Saturday, June 19, 2021. This coincides with Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free (two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation).

Allen C. Guelzo, author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion says: Gil Hahn’s new survey of the Civil War on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts is more than just the conventional account of the U.S. Navy’s blockade of the Confederacy. It embraces ship and weapons technology, coastal fortifications, charts and data on coastal sailing vessels, even sailors’ rations. This is the single best survey of the conflict for the Confederacy’s coastlines on offer, and its conclusions will surprise both the skeptics and the advocates of the blockade’s effectiveness.”

If you have an interest in American History, as I do, please visit my website at for more information and join the mailing list at the bottom of the home page to receive all the latest news and updates. The eBook is available for pre-order on major e-retailer sites. The print book will be available June 19.

Kind regards,


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