Man Knew How To Make a Point

by | Mar 25, 2015 | Confederate affiliation, Cumberland

Thomas Jefferson Bulla, my great-great-grandfather, had 200 men under his command when Union troops surrendered the U.S. Arsenal in Fayetteville to the state. The story that my grandfather told me when I was a child was that when Capt. Bulla and his men marched to take control of the Arsenal, Capt. Bulla was asked if these were all the men that he had to capture the arsenal and he replied, “No, but the woods is full of them.” At that point the Union surrendered.

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