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James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823 - 1901)

James Dunwoody Bulloch
Born in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Toxteth, Merseyside, England, United Kingdommap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Aug 2017
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Southern Cross of Honor James Dunwoody Bulloch became a Confederate secret agent and their "most dangerous man" in Europe, according to Union State Department officials.[1]

James D. Bulloch was born in Jun. 25, 1823 on his family's plantation near Savannah, Georgia[2] , to Major James Stephens Bulloch (son of Captain James Bulloch and Ann Irvine) [2] and Hester Amarintha Elliot (daughter of Senator John Elliott and Esther Dunwoody). After Hester died, Major Bulloch enrolled his son in a private school in Hartford, Connecticut.[3]

In 1851, James Dunwoody Bulloch married Elizabeth Euphemia Caskie Bulloch (1831 - 1854). After her early death, he married Harriott Cross Bulloch (____ - 1897) Foster, a widow, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 1857. They had five children together.

He remained in England after the war, as he was excluded from the amnesty. [2]

  • Bulloch served in the United States Navy for about 15 years
  • Joined a private shipping company in 1854
  • was the Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War.
  • Authored the book: The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe was published in two volumes published in 1883.

James died in Liverpool at the home of his daughter and son-in-law at 76 Canning Street, Canning, Liverpool, England in 1901 at the age of 77. His headstone in Liverpool's Toxteth Park Cemetery bears the inscription: An American by birth, an Englishman by choice.


Death Date: Jan. 7, 1901[2]
Death Place: Toxteth,Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool,Merseyside, England
Toxteth Park Cemetery [2]
Toxteth, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England[2]


  1. Wilson, Walter E. and Gary L. McKay. James D. Bulloch; Secret Agent and Mastermind of the Confederate Navy. (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 FindAGrave: James Dunwoody Bulloch: Memorial ID:10666674 Maintained by: Blockade Runner. Originally Created by: Bev. Record added: Mar 24, 2005.Last accessed Aug 2, 2017.
  3. Wikipedia: James Dunwoody Bulloch

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