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Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

James H Bull

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 66th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

The 66th Infantry was organized October 29, 1861, at New York City, by the consolidation of the Mechanic Rifles, Col. James H. Bull, with the Governor's Guard, Col. Joseph C. Pinckney, of the 6th Militia, with the latter as Colonel.

On the Campaign

The Official Records Order of Battle lists LCol Bull as following Capt Wehle in command of the Regiment on the Maryland Campaign, but it's not clear when or if that occurred. Capt Wehle makes no mention of him in his after-action report, nor is he mentioned in Brigade commander Col Brooke's.

The rest of the War

He was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 13, 1862. He was succeeded in command of the regiment by Capt Wehle, who also died there.


12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA