|Title:||Gustavus A. Bull Papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of writings, correspondence, and University of Georgia souvenir programs written and collected by Gustavus A. Bull during and immediately following his time spent as a student at the University.|
Gustavus A. Bull was born in LaGrange, Georgia, in 1835. He attended the University of Georgia Franklin College in the early 1850s and graduated with 1st Honors in 1854. While at the University, he was a member of the Phi Kappa Literary Society and, as such, was selected as a Junior Orator in 1853 and a University Commencement Speaker in 1854. After graduating, Bull moved to Newnan, Georgia, where he taught in local schools and later studied law. In 1861, he enlisted in the Confederate Army as a Lieutenant. By 1862, he had been promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel of the 35th Georgia regiment. While serving with this regiment, Bull was fatally wounded at the Battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862. He was regarded by contemporaries as one of the most promising men of his generation in the state, and many prominent statesmen and military officers published articles detailing such beliefs shortly after his death.
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Gustavus A. Bull Papers. MS 3528. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library. University of Georgia Libraries.