Joseph Philips

Texas Pvt. Indian Scout


The Seminole Scouts he commanded were even higher in praise. One Scout, Joseph Phillips said of him, “The scouts thought a lot of Bullis. He was the only officer ever did stay the longest with us. That fella suffer like we all did in de woods. He was a good man. He was an Injun fighter. He was tuff. He didn’t care how big a bunch dey was, he went into ‘em everytime, but he look after his men. His men was on equality too. He didn’t stand back and say “Go Yonder”; he would say, Come on boys, let’s go get ‘em.”



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