Bullard-Henley Home

RSMorris

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Drove by this home today on the way to a metal detecting adventure. I took this pic. from the road.

https://patch.com/georgia/douglasville/our-history-yankees-sing-dixie-in-douglas_753dc667

"After camping along Sweetwater Creek, Stoneman and his men headed southwest. He and General McCook had received orders to disrupt the West Point Railroad south and west of Atlanta. McCook's men camped along the road toward Campbellton, and there was a very short battle with a Confederate unit on the Bullard-Henley property. The home still stands today along Highway 92 before you reach the Chattahoochee River and is pictured with this post.

A Union soldier was killed, and the mistress of the house, Susan Miller Bullard, was told to provide a proper burial or risk having her home burned. The solder rests today in the garden near house.

Before heading on to Newnan, McCook decided the Bullard-Henley home would make a fine location for him to "make camp". He enjoyed a fine dinner prepared by Mrs. Bullard while his men camped all around the house and adjacent grounds. After dinner Mrs. Bullard's daughter, Tallulah Florence Bullard, provided the evening's entertainment because she was an accomplished piano player.

McCook's men made various requests and soon found that "Little Reb", as they called Tallulah, could play any song they requested. When they asked her to play Yankee Doodle, however, the little girl would launch into Dixie instead. They kept requesting Yankee Doodle, but she kept pounding out Dixie on the piano keys. After hearing Dixie over and over, General McCook finally walked into the parlor to see what was going on. He struck a deal with the little girl. His men would sing Dixie first, and then she would play Yankee Doodle for them. I wish the disagreements that had caused the war had been settled as easily."

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I give up... try to post interesting things that get no response.
You need to have patience Grasshopper as this is a big place with a lot of forums and post.
 

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I give up... try to post interesting things that get no response.
Tell you what - I'll give you a challenge, since you're from the area: Do you have any idea where THIS particular house is located? It's somewhere in the area south of Atlanta, I think not too far from one of the highways leading south out of the city and *maybe* 20-30 miles away.

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Straight line from Atlanta I live 22 miles away. Do you have any other info?
I was told this is a wartime structure when I saw it while working on the Battle of Antietam sequence in the film Glory back in May, 1989. The house itself does NOT appear in the film, but many scenes, including others than the battle itself were filmed there on the extensive property. I only remember that when we finished the Battery Robinette sequence on Jekyll Island we drove north from Brunswick toward Atlanta to spend about two weeks here. As I recall it was about the distance I gave above from Atlanta itself, but at this distance in time I could easily be wrong. The only other photo I have of the house was taken on the back porch while I was visiting with the owner, whose name I unfortunately don't remember:
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I was told this is a wartime structure when I saw it while working on the Battle of Antietam sequence in the film Glory back in May, 1989. The house itself does NOT appear in the film, but many scenes, including others than the battle itself were filmed there on the extensive property. I only remember that when we finished the Battery Robinette sequence on Jekyll Island we drove north from Brunswick toward Atlanta to spend about two weeks here. As I recall it was about the distance I gave above from Atlanta itself, but at this distance in time I could easily be wrong. The only other photo I have of the house was taken on the back porch while I was visiting with the owner, whose name I unfortunately don't remember:
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Will look around and see if I can come up with something...
 
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People may not respond to a post but I am sure they enjoy the post. I know where that house is on Hwy 92, I have went by it a good bit when I live just west of Atlanta.
The point to posting these type threads is information and what you have found interesting. Most people really cannot add anything to expand more information, so you get no added post.
I would not look to seeing how many respond but enjoy the fact that you have added information which many people will enjoy knowing. It might make them dig a little deeper into that certain subject which then begin to add to any thread here.
 

RSMorris

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People may not respond to a post but I am sure they enjoy the post. I know where that house is on Hwy 92, I have went by it a good bit when I live just west of Atlanta.
The point to posting these type threads is information and what you have found interesting. Most people really cannot add anything to expand more information, so you get no added post.
I would not look to seeing how many respond but enjoy the fact that you have added information which many people will enjoy knowing. It might make them dig a little deeper into that certain subject which then begin to add to any thread here.

I equate it talking to someone face to face and them not responding. It'a little different with forums because it does take time to crop and post the images and to type the post, just to be ignored. Not a biggie, I just find it odd.
 
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Try writing a book and find that the sells are not good or you never get any feedback from it. (this has not happened to me, I've never written a book)
The enjoyment is having a place to even do the crop and paste pictures and have others look at it and enjoy it. I have been a MIA guy here for the last couple of years. I use to post here everyday and interact with everyone, I have been busy doing way other things...like staying on the water catching bass... I have had many threads that I've started and not many posted or join in, I guess it wasn't interesting enough to do it or they just did not have anything to add. Sometimes what a person post is not a thread that needs anything added than just people reading it and finding out something new.
 

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I think the most telling thing is, even with the post of today, they are all 'bout the post of no responses rather than the opening post itself. I'm done here. Will still read it but will not post anymore. Just joining the crowd.
 

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Glad to see the Bullard House get some love. I grew up about 10 minutes away.

The house was in no man's land with federal artillery on the ridge behind the house and Confederate artillery across the river in Campbellton around in July of '64.

There was, until a few years ago, an unknown Kentucky Federal soldier buried in the flower garden (not in the family cemetery by the house). He was later identified and his story came to light. He was wounded in a small cavalry skirmish between the house and New Manchester and died in the house.

The absolutely prenominal book Sherman's Horsemen by David Evans has a paragraph about him.
 

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Glad to see the Bullard House get some love. I grew up about 10 minutes away.

The house was in no man's land with federal artillery on the ridge behind the house and Confederate artillery across the river in Campbellton around in July of '64.

There was, until a few years ago, an unknown Kentucky Federal soldier buried in the flower garden (not in the family cemetery by the house). He was later identified and his story came to light. He was wounded in a small cavalry skirmish between the house and New Manchester and died in the house.

The absolutely prenominal book Sherman's Horsemen by David Evans has a paragraph about him.

Is he not buried there any longer?
 

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Is he not buried there any longer?

He is no longer unidentified... sorry.

From FindAGrave:

J Co, KY 1st Cavalry
Enlisted Aug. 20, 1861

"On the 4th, the enemy's Cavalry crossed the river, fired upon our pickets, and Companies D, I, J, K and L, with three Companies of the Eleventh Kentucky, pursued them to the river at Campbellton, where a heavy skirmish took place, in which William Huff, of Company J, was killed, and three wounded of the same Company, among whom were Richard B. Campbell and William M. Smith, the other name not given in records."

- THE WILD RIDERS OF THE FIRST KENTUCKY CAVALRY

The Union were in possession of the Bullard Henley home. Susan Miller Bullard was threatened that if Huff was not buried decently, the Bullard home would be burned to the ground. She then buried him in the flower garden.

There is a memorial marker that was placed just outside of the Henley-Bullard Family Cemetery, as well as a marker in the Marietta National Cemetery.


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