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Pensacola During the Civil War: A Thorn in the Side of the Confederacy

by Pearce, George F. and Arsenault, Raymond
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Issue: Winter 2001
ISBN: 081301770X

Pensacola, then Florida's largest city, was situated on "the finest harbor on the Gulf Coast." After Confederates failed to dislodge Federals from Fort Monroe and evacuated the city in May 1862, the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron used the port to thwart blockade runners.

review of Pensacola During the Civil War: A Thorn in the Side of the Confederacy, by Pearce, George F., Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2001).