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Robert Bullock (December 8, 1828 – July 27, 1905) was a United States Representative from Florida and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army. He was born in Greenville, North Carolina where he attended the common schools. He moved to Fort King, Florida in 1844 which was then a United States Government post, near the present city of Ocala, Florida. He taught in the first school in Sumter County, Florida. He served as clerk of the circuit court of Marion County, Florida from November 13, 1849, to November 11, 1855.

Robert Bullock
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Born(1828-12-08)December 8, 1828
Greenville, North Carolina
DiedJuly 27, 1905(1905-07-27) (aged 76)
Ocala, Florida
Place of burial
Evergreen Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch United States Army
 Confederate States Army
Years of service1856–1858 (USA)
1861–1865 (CSA)
RankUnion army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain (USA)
Brigadier General (CSA)
Battles/warsSeminole Wars
American Civil War
Other workU.S. Congressman

Seminole UprisingEdit

Bullock was commissioned by the Governor of Florida in 1856 as a captain to raise a mounted company of volunteers for the suppression of the Seminole uprising. The company was mustered into the service of the United States and served eighteen months, until the cessation of hostilities.

Civil WarEdit

Bullock entered the Confederate Army as captain in the 7th Florida Infantry in 1861 and served until the close of the War. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1863 and to brigadier general in 1865 to date from November 29, 1864. Bullock took part in the Battle of Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign, and the Franklin-Nashville Campaign, where he was severely wounded.

Post-War careerEdit

After the war, Bullock studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1866, and began practice in Marion County. He served as judge of probate court 1866-1868 and was a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1879. He was again clerk of the circuit court of Marion County from 1881 to 1889 before being elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). Bullock was not a candidate for renomination in 1892. After leaving Congress, he engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was elected judge of Marion County in 1903 and served until his death in Ocala, Florida in 1905. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher, Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 978-0-8047-3641-1.
  • Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1959. ISBN 978-0-8071-0823-9.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Dougherty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 2nd congressional district

1889–1893
Succeeded by
Charles Merian Cooper