On this day in the Civil War, Thomas Moore, the governor of Louisiana, bans the shipment of cotton to Europe. His goal is to put pressure on European nations to recognize the legitimacy of the Confederacy.


Cotton bales

(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

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