James Blood

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This article is about the Union Army officer. For the jazz/blues guitarist, see James Blood Ulmer. For other uses, see Colonel Blood.
Col. James Harvey Blood
Born December 29, 1833 (1833-12-29)
Dudley, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died December 29, 1885(1885-12-29) (aged 52)
Akanten, Gold Coast
Nationality American
Occupation Union Army officer and politician
Spouse(s) Mary Ann Clapp Harrington
Victoria Woodhull (c. 1865-1876)
Isabell Morrill Fogg

James Harvey Blood (December 29, 1833 – December 29, 1885) was a Commander of the 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was promoted from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, and he was elected city auditor of St. Louis. He was the second husband of Victoria Woodhull, the 19th-century suffragist and activist who was the first woman to run as a candidate for President of the United States.[1][2]

He married three times, to Mary Ann Clapp Harrington, Victoria Claflin Woodhull (c. 1865-1876), and Isabell Morrill Fogg. He died in Akanten, Gold Coast, Africa, while on a gold mining expedition, where he had struck gold. He died on his 52nd birthday.[citation needed]


  1. ^ David Hackett Fischer Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas Page 399 2004 "Then she took a second husband, Colonel James Blood, who introduced her to radical causes. With Colonel Blood's encouragement, Victoria and Tennessee moved to New York City."
  2. ^ Clarice Stasz The Vanderbilt Women: Dynasty of Death, Glamour and Tragedy Page 55 - 2000 "A key figure herein was Colonel James Blood, a free-love advocate who was for a time their manager and Victoria's lover. ... Always the loyal family member, she moved in not only her children, Tennessee, and Colonel Blood, but her parents, ... "

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