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 Posted: Thu Mar 7th, 2013 09:27 pm
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  Here is something of an irony connecting the family of Charles Francis Adams, Sr., James Dunwoody Bulloch, the CSS SHENANDOAH, and James Iredell Waddell.

  In the early 1960s, a new class of guided missile destroyers was commissioned into the US Navy. It was named after Charles Francis Adams III, who was Secretary of the Navy from 1929 to 1933. Charles Francis Adams III was the great great grandson of President John Adams, and the great grandson of President John Quincy Adams.

Charles Francis Adams III - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   This ship sits in a shipyard in Philadelphia as various groups try to raise funds in order to turn it into a museum.

  Charles Francis Adams III was the grandson of Charles Francis Adams, Sr. Charles Francis Adams, Sr. was the Minister to Great Britain during the Civil War. It was his struggle throughout the war to ensure that the British Government remained neutral. He also pressured the British throughout the war to crack down on ship builders to keep ships (Such as the one that became the CSS SHENANDOAH) out of the hands of the Confederate Navy. As the war continued, Mr. Adams was more and more successful at limiting the activities of Mr. Bulloch (Though Bulloch had his successes right up to the end of the war).

Charles Francis Adams, Sr. - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   The irony of the story involves another ship of the Charles Francis Adams class of guided missile destroyers. One of the ships of that class was named after James Iredell Waddell, who was the captain of the CSS SHENANDOAH.

USS Waddell (DDG-24) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  This ship was in service from 1964 to 1992.

James Iredell Waddell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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