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His compiled service record file may be procured through the service noted in the Red enclosed box above. They would also have access to any pension papers, if such exist.

Reuben T. Bullock

Residence was not listed; 29 years old [sic]
Enlisted on 2/15/1865 as a Private.
On 2/20/1865 he mustered into "C" Co. TN 12th Cavalry
He was discharged on 6/8/1865

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Index to Compiled Military Service Records
- Report of Adjutant General State of Tennessee


Reuben Thomas Bullock, 18 year old Farmer, born in Calhoun County, Alabama, blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion, 5' 10", Private, Company C, 12th Tennessee Cavalry, USA, voluntered February 16, 1865 at Huntsville , Alabama, enlisted February 15, 1865** at Nashville, Tennessee for 3 years, recruited in Alabama, absent sick in hospital at Jeffersonville, Ind from March 31, 1865 though June, 1865, discharged under provisions of G. O. No. 27, 1865*** on June 12, 1865 at Louisville, Ky., transportation provided to Huntsville, Alabama, recorded as age 17 on the regiment's muster out roll of October 7,1865

** Signs his enlistment papers with an 'X" "his mark"
*** Believe he may have been discharged for medical reasons

M395: Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee


Twelfth Cavalry

Twelfth Cavalry. -- Col.,George Spalding Lieut.-Cols. Charles
C. Huefling, John S. Kirwan, Maj s., Sater Boland, Jason A.
Bradshaw James W. Spalding.

This regiment was organized by companies, the first of which
was mustered into service Aug. 24, 1863. On Feb. 22, 1864,
six companies had been mustered, and George Spalding was
commissioned lieutenant-colonel.

The regiment was then assigned to Gen. Gillem's division and
was placed on guard duty on the Nashville & Northwestern
railroad, where it remained until April, 1864. During the
remainder of the year the regiment was in active service
almost continuously.

It was one of the most efficient regiments in opposing Wheeler
on his raid through Middle Tennessee and had several severe
engagements with portions of his command. In the latter part
of September it marched to contest the approach of Gen.
Forrest, with whom it was several times engaged with
considerable loss.

It was also active in the campaign against Hood, participating
in the battles at Lawrenceburg, Campbellsville, Spring Hill,
Franklin and Nashville. From Nashville the regiment was in
the advance in pursuit of Hood and fired the last shot at the
enemy as he crossed the Tennessee River at Bainbridge.

On Feb. 8, 1865, the regiment went into camp at Eastport,
Miss., where it remained until May 11. It was then
transferred from the 2nd to the 1st brigade under the command
of Bvt. Brig-Gen. George Spalding, who had been commissioned
colonel upon the completion of the regiment Aug. 16, 1864, and
ordered to St. Louis.

It was there remounted and refitted and sent to Fort
Leavenworth, at which place, after having performed some
escort and scout duty through northern Kansas and southern
Nebraska, it was mustered out Oct. 7.

It returned to Nashville and was there finally paid and
discharged Oct. 24, 1865.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 387

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