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Jun 12, 2001
| ISBN 9780679640226
Sep 12, 2012
| ISBN 9780307824073
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Jun 12, 2001 | ISBN 9780679640226
Sep 12, 2012 | ISBN 9780307824073
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Jefferson Davis sent merchant marine James D. Bulloch to Europe to clandestinely acquire arms and ships for the Confederate navy. His first stop was Britain, a country hedging its bets on who would win the War Between the States and willing to secretly provide the Confederacy with the naval technology to fight the Union on the high seas. Bulloch’s mission continued for the length of the war, and his story, told by the man himself, is one of the least-understood aspects of the Civil War, even today.
James D. Bulloch was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1823 and became a midshipman in the U. S. navy at the age of sixteen. After the war he remained in England, where his nephew, a young Theodore Roosevelt, visited him… More about James D. Bulloch
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