Tucked away in Liverpool Toxeth Park Cemetery, amid the weathered memorial to long dead residents, lies a link to a little known part of the famous city’s past.
The two lichen-mottled graves sit side-by-side, as lvy slowly encroaches, are the final resting places of James Dunwoody Bulloch, and his brother Irvine stephens Bulloch.
The Bulloch brothers died in Liverpool, but they were born an ocean away, in the US State of Georgia, and like many southerners of their generation-fought on the confederate side in the American civil war.
James a foreign agent for the confederacy, was sent to Liverpool to buy and build ships for its navy Irvine served in that same navy, on board the CSS Alabama and the CSS Shenandoah the last confederate ship to surrender, on the River Mersey, months after the war had ended when hostilities ceased, neither brother was offered a pardon, so they stayed on in England.
James grave feature an inscription from the united daughters of the confederacy, a US based confederate heritage group Irvine’s tombstone was restored in 2009 by a different neo.
Confederate group, the sons of confederate veterans at the US grapples with the question of what to do with its controversial memorial to the city confederacy, across the Atlantic in Liverpool, the city is facing the same conundrum.