Colin J. McRae: Confederate Financial Agent
Colin J. McRae: Confederate financial agent: blockade running in the trans-Mississippi South as affected by the Confederate government's direct European procurement of goods / Charles S. Davis; with additions by J. Barto Arnold III
Published in College Station, TX by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, 2008
This expanded 2008 edition includes archival documents, correspondence and accounting records that illustrate how this man was instrumental in the financial management of the Southern States during the Civil War. Arnold has easily doubled Davis' original 1960 text, adding more insight into how McRae used blockade running along the Mississippi River to shore up financial strength in order to fight the war. Written for Civil War history buffs and students, this book contains plenty of photographs of the original documents and correspondence.