Irvine Stephens Bulloch was an officer in the Confederate Navy and the youngest officer on the famed warship CSS Alabama. He fired its last shot before it was sunk off the coast of France at the end of the American Civil War.
Son of James Stephens Bulloch and Martha Stewart (widow Mrs John Elliott); born at Roswell, Georgia; following the death of his father, the family left Georgia and moved to Philadelphia to live with his mother's daughter and her family; in 1856, Irvine moved to New York City to live with his sister, Mrs Theodore Roosevelt, Sr; at the outbreak of the American Civil War, Irvine left New York City and returned to Georgia and joined the Confederate Navy, serving on board the famous CSS Alabama which was sunk at Cherbourg, France, on 19 June 1864; later served on board the CSS Shenandoah on its cruise to the Berings Straits between Alaska and Siberia to hunt down Yankee whaling ships; after the war, he settled in Liverpool, England, where he was a cotton broker; he married Ella Clitz Sears, an American woman living in Liverpool, in 1873; he was uncle to US President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909) and great-uncle to US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1933-1945). Irvine passed away in 1898. Final resting place in Toxteth Park Cemetery, Toxteth, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
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