and on his arrival was assigned to his old division, which he commanded in the battle of Ezra Church, during the siege, and until wounded in the battle of Jonesboro
, which compelled him to leave the field, resulting in his absence from the army until March, 1865.
Then, much against the advice and approval of his physicians, he returned to the army in North Carolina
and was assigned to command of Taliaferro
's division, Rhett
's and Elliott
's brigades from Charleston
, and was with it when surrendered at Greensboro, N. C.
After the close of hostilities he returned to Tennessee
and died at Memphis
Brigadier-General Robert Bullock
was one of the influential men of Florida
before the war. When his State seceded he gave his hearty support to her decision; organized a company in Marion county
, and when the Seventh Florida was organized he was made lieutenant colonel.
In 1862 this regiment served in East Tennessee
in the brigade of Gen. W. G. M. Davis
The department was at that time commanded by Gen. E. Kirby Smith
At the time of the battle of Murfreesboro
this brigade was still in Smith
's department, and on June 2d Lieutenant-Colonel Bullock
was commissioned colonel.
When all available Confederate commands were being concentrated by Bragg
to meet the advancing army of Rosecrans
, the Seventh Florida was one of the regiments assigned to Trigg
's brigade of the division of Gen. William Preston
The losses in this division at Chickamauga
bear strong testimony to the desperate nature of the fighting there.
At the battle of Missionary Ridge
the Seventh Florida fought in the brigade of General Finley
and the division of General Bate
In this brigade and division it continued to serve throughout the Atlanta campaign
under Colonel Bullock
, who had already distinguished himself as a cool and gallant commander.
Some of the hardest fighting of the Atlanta campaign
was done by this division, and the Seventh Florida acted a