"Coming today by the statue of Stonewall Jackson, in the city of Lee, I felt what a privilege it is that I, as an American, have in claiming that you yourselves have no more right of kinship in Lee and Jackson than I have.
"There was an uncle of mine, now dead, my mother's brother, who has always been, among all the men I have ever met, the man who it seemed to me came nearest to typifying in the flesh that most beautiful of all characters in fiction, Thackeray's Col. Newcome - my uncle, James Dunwoody Bulloch, an admiral in the Confederate Navy....."
[source : TEDDY ROOSEVELT SPEAKS OUT]
Thursday, January 26, 2017
TEDDY ROOEVELT ON THE CONFEDERACY
Roosevelt's uncle James was the head of the Confederate secret service and operated out of Liverpool.