In 2002 a set of official Confederate documents were discovered in the attic of a house in Mobile, Alabama. These documents belonged to Colin McRae, Chief Financial Agent for the Confederate States of America in Europe.These documents were collected by McRae to investigate claims of bribery and corruption against Caleb Huse and the London firm of S Isaac Campbell & CoAt the beginning of the American Civil War, the newly formed Confederate States of America was virtually devoid of any means to produce the armaments and equipment needed to wage war.After the outbreak of hostilities in April 1861, Captain Caleb Huse was selected by the newly formed Confederate Ordnance Department and sent to England to procure these vitally needed supplies for the Confederacy.He teamed up with the London commission house of S Isaac Campbell & Co, and together they supplied vast amounts of war materiels for the Southern States.This is the story of Caleb Huse & S Isaac Campbell & Co,and the controversy that would engulf them.Also included are details and photographs of some of the original equipment supplied by S Isaac Campbell & Co to the Confederate States of America from 1861-64
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David has been a reenactor with the British based American Civil War Society since 1992, having been fascinated by the American Civil War since childhood.He is a member of the campaign focused unit " Nottoway Grays" Co G 18th Virginia Infantry C.S.A.He became interested in how Britain supplied the Confederacy, and started to research the various companies involved, and the Arms, Equipage, and Uniforms supplied by these companies.He has had two major articles published in the American magazine "Civil War Historian", plus numerous other articles published on various websites.David lives in the market town of Congleton in the County of Cheshire, England.
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