James Dunwody Bulloch letter
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James Dunwody Bulloch letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901.
Title: James Dunwody Bulloch letter
Dates: 1854
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0105

Biographical/Historical Note

James Dunwody Bulloch (1823-1901) was a native of Savannah, Georgia, and an officer in the U.S. Navy. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he became a Confederate naval agent in Europe. After the war, Bulloch remained in Liverpool, England (for further information, see Hill, Sea Dogs of the Sixties, University of Minnesota Press, 1935).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter from James Dunwody Bulloch to James Cochran Dobbin, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, dated New York, June 3, 1854. Citing private reasons, Bulloch stated that he could not comply with orders to report to the warship John Adams in Boston Harbor, and resigned his commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Index Terms

Bulloch, James Dunwody, 1823-1901.
Dobbin, James C., (James Cochran), 1814-1857.
Letters (correspondence)
United States. Navy--Officers.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Philip Van Doren Stern through Mrs. Raymond Fowler.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], James Dunwody Bulloch letter, MS 105, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip Van Doren Stern, 1960.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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