John W Tullis(1839 - ?)
Home State: Alabama
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Hardaway's (AL) Battery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Born in South Carolina, he was raised from infancy in Macon County, Alabama. At twenty he moved to Pike County.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He is reported in command of the battery at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He was severely wounded, losing a foot at the ankle, at Gettysburg in July 1863, and was captured there. He was exchanged about 9 months later after imprisonment as a POW at Pt Lookout, Maryland. He then was in command of a battery for Home Defense at Columbus, GA until the end of his service.
After the War:
He was in wareghousing, and then a successful dealer in cotton at Eufaula, Alabama. He was thereafter prominent in that community, particularly in the Light and Gas Works, in establishing public education, and a director of railroads.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Moran, Donald and Linda (Tullis), The Tullis Tracer, geneological newsletter, 1975-1981, Vol II, No. 3&4, 1976, posted online by Tom Tullis.
|Birth Date: 10/3/1839 Place of Birth: Edgefield District, SC |
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