Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013
James Dunwoody Bulloch — who died in England, far from his Georgian roots — has been described as the forgotten hero of the South. In his new book, author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman details the life and times of this extraordinary Civil War figure, best known as a secret agent of the Confederate States Navy in Europe. It was Bulloch who got to sea the most deadly raider of all time, the C.S.S. Alabama. His family connections, however, were equally impressive; Bulloch’s nephew was Theodore Roosevelt, the country’s 26th president.
Before writing “Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy,” Kinnaman followed in the footsteps of Bulloch, visiting places such as Savannah and Roswell, Ga; New York City; Liverpool, England; Cherbourg, France; and the island of Terceira in the Azores, all to better understand Bulloch’s life. Kinnaman’s travels lend a clear note of authenticity to his latest work. Bulloch’s antebellum career featured service as an officer in the U.S. Navy and as a captain of mail steamers, honing skills he later employed in the service of the Confederacy. When the Civil War began, Bulloch made the life-altering decision to ‘go South.’ His family was one of many split by this most terrible conflict; after the war they were forced to begin their lives anew in England.
Kinnaman first chronicles Bulloch’s family history and the background of his socially prominent ancestors, followed by his career at sea, his service during the Civil War as the Confederacy’s chief naval agent in Europe and finally his exile in England. The author’s meticulous research into the life of James Dunwoody Bulloch brings alive a fascinating, heretofore unknown character and shines a light on his sometimes-forgotten accomplishments.
Author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman wrote “Inside the Alabama,” an article published in Naval History that explored the features of that famous warship. Kinnaman is also the author of “The Most Perfect Cruiser: How James Dunwoody Bulloch Constructed and Equipped the Confederate States Steamer Alabama.” He and his wife live in Chappell Hill, Texas.
For additional information, please visit http://www.stephenkinnaman.com.
Captain Bulloch: The Life of James Dunwoody Bulloch, Naval Agent of the Confederacy
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1822-5 | 580 pages | $45.00 US
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