James Dunwoody Bulloch's central place in history has always rested on his Civil War era achievements as a secret agent of the Confederate States Navy in Europe. He gained fame for having brought into being the Confederate States cruisers Florida, Alabama and Shenandoah. Less well known are his illustrious Georgia ancestors, who were so firmly entwined with the earliest American colonial experience, and his prominent family connections — he was the uncle of President Theodore Roosevelt. It has even been suggested that Bulloch is the forgotten hero of the South, who died in obscurity far from his native land.
Author Stephen Chapin Kinnaman was born in 1950 and grew up in upstate New York and New Jersey. He currently resides in Chappell Hill, Texas. Kinnaman is the author of an article titled "Inside the Alabama," which explored the unique features of this famous warship. He is also the author of The Most Perfect Cruiser, a book focused on James Dunwoody Bulloch's most stunning achievement, getting the commerce raider Alabama to sea.
Kinnaman will share facts about the ships of Captain Bulloch.