|Death: ||Aug. 21, 1908|
My great-great grandfather Leonard H. Bullock enlisted with the 7th Alabama Infantry Company A ‘'Lafayette Guards''(Chambers County) as documented by the muster roll in Barancus,Florida on September 1, 1861. The Seventh organized at Pensacola, May 18, 1861, with eight infantry and two mounted companies. It was composed of twelve months' men, of companies that rendezvoused at that place. It remained on duty there till November, when it was ordered to Chattanooga, and a month later to Bowling Green. It was in a temporary brigade under Col. S.A.M. Wood, and fell back with the army to Corinth. The time of service of most of the companies expired the first week in April 1862, and it disbanded, though the company from Montgomery and Autauga, and other men of the regiment, fought at Shiloh. The mass of the men went at once into other organizations as Leonard Bullock did when he re-enlisted with the 46th Alabama Infantry, Co. G, May 14, 1862 along with 2nd Lieutenant James M. Handley, Pvt. John F. Smith, and Pvt. Thomas Miller.
Leonard H. Bullock (3rd Corporal) enlisted with the 46th Ala Inf in Randolph County on May 14, 1862 by Capt. J. M, Handley in Co. G. Mustered into service at Loachapoka on May 15, 1862. Captured at Bakers Creek May 16, 1863 and shipped to Fort Delaware. The Fort Delaware Society database contains an entry for Corporal Leonard H. BULLOCK, Company G, 46th Alabama Infantry showing that he was captured at Champion Hill, Mississippi on 17 MAY 1863 and forwarded through Camp Morton, Indiana to Fort Delaware. He arrived at Fort Delaware on 9 JUN 1863 and remained there approximately three weeks. The Dix-Hill Cartel (general exchange agreement) was nearing collapse, but a final shipment of able bodied POWs was paroled for exchange at Fort Delaware on 3 JUL 1863 and delivered to Confederate authorities on 6 JUL 1863 at City Point (modern day Hopewell) in Virginia. Leonard BULLOCK was among these fortunate prisoners of war. His CMSR contains additional confirming information. He was shown as 'present' with a detachment of paroled prisoners from the 46th Alabama Infantry in Camp Lee near Richmond, Virginia on 19 JUL 1863 and he was given a clothing issue at Camp Lee on 3 AUG 1863. His status was still noted to be that of a paroled prisoner of war.
The 46th Alabama Infantry was part of the Tracy/Lee Brigade in Major General Carter L. Stevenson's Division which was heavily engaged at Champion Hill (Baker's Creek in Confederate records) on 16 MAY 1863. This is likely to have been his actual capture date with the 17th being the date the Federals made a record of his presence in their POW holding area. The remnants of the 46th Alabama Infantry were surrendered at Vicksburg on 4 JUL 1863 and the men released on parole 11 JUL 1863. They were to report to a parole camp at Enterprise, Mississippi, but most of the men by-passed this camp and went home for a well deserved rest. According to the correspondence in OR, Series II, Volume 4, the officers and men of Stevenson's division who reported into parole camp at Demopolis, Alabama for the purpose of returning to duty were declared exchanged in 12 SEP 1863. Unit histories that I was able to find show that the 46th Alabama was re-organized at Demopolis and was active in the Chattanooga Campaign of late 1863. Leonard Bullock also appears on a Register of Floyd House and Ocmuglee Hospital, Macon, Georgia: admitted November 29, 1863 with chronic diarrhea from the late ill fated Chattanooga Campaign. He evidently returned to his unit at the winters quarters in Dalton, Georgia. He then fought in the Atlanta Campaign and was wounded at the Battle of Kolb's Farm in Kennesaw, GA on June 22, 1864 when Gen. Hood ordered Pettus Brigade to attack. According to Hospital Register record roll as compiled by George Brewer in 1866 he was admitted July 11, 1864 for "vulnus sclopeticum" which was a gun shot wound to his leg. The record shows that he was treated for wounds at a Selma hospital, July 11, 1864. He returned to duty on August 17. 1864. Leonard was paroled at Talladega, Alabama on May 24, 1865.
LEONARD H. BULLOCK was born 1840 in Talladega, Al., and died 21 Aug 1908 in Tuscaloosa, Al. vol 8 cert459 Bryce Hosp. Died at 68 years of age. Burial: Union Hill Cem., Mountainbrook, Al.
Census: 1880 Shelby Co beat 13, Bold Springs, vol 21 ED 127 SH 10 LN 37
Probate: Applied for Confederate pension in 1881, May 02
Residence: Last Known was in Rosedale, AL. also known as Homewood. 1899
Union Hill Cemetery
Created by: Gordon LaPean
Record added: May 24, 2009
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