San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
—Gen. John Lampham Bullis —
Official Historical Medallion - Texas Historical Commission
Completed in 1909 for Gen. John Lampham Bullis, this Neo-Classical Revival Residence was designed by San Antonio architect Harvey Page. A native of New York, Bullis spent much of his career on the Southwestern frontier. In 1873 he took command of a company of Seminole Scouts, whose success in tracking and combating Indian Raiders attracted national attention. Gen. Bullis, for whom nearby Camp Bullis is named, lived here until death in 1911.
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1983
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 568.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
Location. 29° 26.571′ N, 98° 27.881′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is at the intersection of Pierce St. and E. Grayson St. on Pierce St.. Click for map. Marker is on the porch of the Bullis House which is now the known as the "Bullis House Inn" which is presently headquarters of the San Antonio International Hostel. The building is across East Garrison Street from Fort Sam Houston. Marker is at or near this postal address: 621 Pierce St., San Antonio TX 78208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. M-59 Armored Personnel Carrier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); M-48 Medium Tank 90mm "Patton" (about 400 feet away); Ft. Sam Houston Quadrangle and Staff Post (about 400 feet away); M-56 Howitzer 105mm Towed (Yugoslavia) (about 400 feet away); M-1905 Field Gun (about 500 feet away); Sam Houston House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tether Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ludwig Mahncke (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
Also see . . .
1. Bullis House Inn Bed & Breakfast - History. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Handbook of Texas: John Lampham Bullis. ... Bullis enlisted as a corporal in the 126th New York Volunteer Infantry on August 8, 1862, and subsequently participated in several of the most important actions of the Civil War. At the battle of Harper's Ferry in September 1862 he was wounded and captured. He rejoined his regiment after exchange, was again wounded and captured at the battle of Gettysburg, and spent the following ten months confined to the notorious Libby Prison in Virginia. Having again been exchanged for Confederate prisoners in the spring of 1864, he joined the 118th United States Infantry, Colored, and received the rank of captain. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Government Hill Historic District; Bullis House Inn; San Antonio International Hostel; Black Indians; Seminole Negroes; 118th U.S.C.I.; USCT; 24th Infantry Regiment, U.S.A.; Buffalo Soldiers.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Wars, US Indian •
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