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    Nassau.  Nassau, Bermuda was one of the closest neutral ports available to Southern traders.  British cotton merchants would often sail a cargo ship to Nassau and then hire out a blockade runner to make the voyage to a Confederate seaport and back, thus limiting the financial risk of losing the cargo ship to the Union guardians.  The evolution of the art of blockade running mitigated the commercial impact of the Anaconda Plan and made the cotton trade incredibly lucrative. 

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    Nassau.  Nassau, Bermuda was one of the closest neutral ports available to Southern traders.  British cotton merchants would often sail a cargo ship to Nassau and then hire out a blockade runner to make the voyage to a Confederate seaport and back, thus limiting the financial risk of losing the cargo ship to the Union guardians.  The evolution of the art of blockade running mitigated the commercial impact of the Anaconda Plan and made the cotton trade incredibly lucrative. 

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