Riverside Chat

BRITAIN IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Callum Dickson sat down with John F Messner, author of Joannes Wyllie of the Steamer Ad-Vance, to find out how he pieced the Scot’s wild story together from a painting and an unlikely source

When visiting a transport museum in Glasgow, why is it that you might spy an exhibit dedicated to a war from across the Atlantic, fought almost two centuries ago?

This question must be at the forefront of many visitors’ minds as they walk through the Riverside Museum to find an exhibit adorned with Confederate flags, informing people of a little-known part of Scottish history, that, by today’s standards, is not entirely illustrious.

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