Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla

Chaplain Thomas M. Bulla (HMCG8)

Location: Emporia, VA 23847
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N 36° 41.235', W 77° 32.541'

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Thomas McNeill Bulla was born in North Carolina on 4 Jan. 1881. Ordained a Presbyterian minister, he was called here to the First Presbyterian Church of Emporia in 1911. In April 1917, he became chaplain of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, and in June 1918 sailed to France There he joined the troops in the trenches, often venturing into no-man's-land to rescue wounded soldiers. On 15 Oct. 1918, during the Battle of the Meuse, he was himself wounded. He died two days later, the only chaplain of a Virginia regiment to lose his life in the war.
HM NumberHMCG8
Marker NumberUM 50
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 272847 N 4063190
Decimal Degrees36.68725000, -77.54235000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 41.235', W 77° 32.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 41' 14.10" N, 77° 32' 32.46" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 Spring St, Emporia VA 23847, US
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