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Naval officer

James Dunwoody Bullock, American naval officer.

Background

Bullock, James Dunwoody was born on June 25, 1823 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of Major James Stephens and Hester (Elliott) Bullock.

Education

Attended United States Naval School, Philadelphia, 1844-1845.

Career

Became midshipman United States Navy, 1839, served in ship United States, then in sloop of war Decatur, stationed in Brazil area. Served in battleship Delaware in Mediterranean Sea, 1842. Served in Pacific Coast survey, 1849-1851.

Succeeded Lieutenant Doctor of Divinity Porter in command of mail steamer Georgia, later retired from navy. Entered private business, New York. Became foreign naval agent to secure vessels in England for Confederacy during Civil War.

Made 1st trip to London, 1861, secured aid of Fraser, Trenholm & Company in building Confederate vessels, responsible for construction and equipment of all Confederate blockaderunners except the Georgia. Returned to England, 1862, secured construction of ships Florida and Alabama, forced to leave by English pressure and stricter enforcement of Foreign Enlistment Act. Went to Paris, secured French promise of non-intervention in building Confederate ships in French ports.

Engaged in cotton business, Liverpool, England, after Civil War. Author: The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe (history of his secret service during Civil War), 2 vols., 1884.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe (history of his secret service during Civil War), 2 vols., 1884.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Euphemia Caskie, November 19, 1851. Married second, Mistress.

father:
Major James Stephens Bullock

mother:
Hester (Elliott) Bullock

spouses:
Elizabeth Euphemia Caskie

Mistress