Why is it that every civil war era ship wreck in southern waters was a "slave ship", when there is no actual history of any such activity? Blockade runners, I will agree with. But even then the Mary Summers/United States seems to have been nothing more than a Riverine ship or coastal ship rather than a high seas freighter. But the slave trade was not that important, nor profitable enough, to be bringing slaves into the Confederacy by blockade runners during the war. In fact it was technically against Confederate law. Under Confederate law the external importation slave trade with the Confederacy was limited to only be between the Confederate States and the United States and no other countrys. There is no account, that I know of, of a single slave being imported into the Confederacy during its existance. Does anyone know of such a record?