When one thinks of the naval operations of the War for Southern Independence he is likely to consider only the exploits of the Alabama and other raiders, the duel of the Merrimac and Monitor, the continuous efforts to prevent the blockade-runners slipping into secluded harbors, and the battles of the fleets and forts. It is most unlikely that he knows of the persistent and very important operations of the Union navy all along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Norfolk to Vermillions Bay in Louisiana to wreck the saltmaking of the Confederates.
"The Extent and Importance of Federal Naval Raids on Salt-Making in Florida, 1862-1865,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 10:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol10/iss4/4