The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 54, July 1950 - April, 1951 Page: 461
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General John Lapham Bullis 461
and his business risky. He hoped to return home to New York
Evidently this life of commerce did not appeal to young Bullis,
nor did he want to return to farming in upstate New York. He
liked the army life; and on September 3, 1867, he received a
permanent appointment as a second lieutenant in the 41st United
States Infantry. This was the beginning of his career as a pro-
fessional soldier, in which he was to win great distinction as an
Indian fighter on the Texas frontier.
Islbid., February 8, 1867, from Helena, Arkansas.
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