< Irvine Stephens Bulloch CSN


Irvine Stephens Bulloch was born in Roswell, GA,in 1842, and was the half brother of James Dunwoody Bulloch.

In 1861 Irvine served as a midshipman aboard the CSS Nashville, visiting the port of Southampton in England. The Nashville returned to the Confederate States, and the James River squadron, where she was renamed the Rattlesnake.

Midshipman Bulloch was then posted to England for foreign service, and he served with distinction aboard the CSS Alabama. Irvine`s illustrious nephew, President Theodore Roosevelt maintained that Irvine fired the last two shots from that vessel.

After the loss of the Alabama, Irvine returned to Liverpool, and was sent out on the Laurel, in October of 1864, to join the Shenandoah as sailing master. It was Irvine who navigated the Shenandoah from just off San Francisco back to Liverpool, arriving on November 6th 1865.

Upon his return to Liverpool, Irvine discovered that he had been promoted to Lieutenant but had no government to serve in that capacity.
Denied amnesty, Irvine remained in Liverpool after the war, working as a cotton merchant with his brother. Irvine lived in Sydenham Avenue, Liverpool, and on July 14, 1898, while in Colwyn Bay in Nor th Wales Irvine passed away, aged 56 years.

Details from Death Certificate.
Died 14 July 1898 at Selby Tower, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, Colwyn Bay, Wales. Cause of death, Bright's Disease, and Cerebral Haemorrhage, certified by W. M. V. Williams T.R.C.P.
E. T. Mackie present at death, of Fulwood, Conway Road, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos.
Registered 15 July 1898. J. Jones, Registrar.
Registration district, Conway. Sub-district of Creuddyn in the counties of Caernarvon & Denbigh.

Irvine Stephens Bulloch CSN is buried in Toxteth Park Cemetery Liverpool, in a grave alongside that of his brother`s family.


The sword of Irvine Stephens Bulloch, currently housed in the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA.