Saturday, October 9, 2010

James D. Bulloch Honored in Liverpool

From the October 7th Liverpool Echo.co.uk "Life of American Civil War secret agent James Dunwoody Bulloch commemorated in Liverpool" by Rebecca Cole.

His great-granddaughter, Barbara Elliott, flew in from Australia to unveil the new plaque honoring James Bulloch in Liverpool. She was joined by historians and Civil War experts.

He served as secret purchasing agent for the Confederacy during the war,

He was born in Georgia but spent most of his life working in Rumford Court Offices in Liverpool city centre. During the war, he made arrangements to smuggle cotton through the Union blockade and also bought the CSS Alabama from Cammel Laird. Along with blockade-runners, he also was involved with the purchase of the CSS Florida.

Bulloch died in 1901 and left $30,000 to his nephew, the future President Theodore Roosevelt.

Later, he was exiled to Liverpool as a traitor and is buried in Toxteth.

On the Sly in the Civil War. --Old B-Runner

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