The remains of a Civil War blockade runner that have been missing for over 140 years have recently been located off a highway exit near Tampa, Florida. The runner had been missing since 1863, when Union troops raided a nearby shipyard; this and one other blockade runner were captured and burned, both loaded with cotton. Both ships had been ferrying supplies for the Confederacy.

Excavation of the runner will be held off until sufficient funds can be collected.

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From NVG 92: Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65

More on the discovery can be read in the original article.

For more information on Civil War blockade runners, check out: Confederate Blockade Runner 1861-65, Confederate Submarines and Torpedo Vessels 1861-65.