Army officer. Born– January 15, 1861, Youngsboro. Parents– Daniel and Susan (Mizell) Bullard. Married– Rose Douglas Brabson (died 1921). Four children. Married– Ella Rieff Wall, 1927.   Education– Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, B.S.; United States Military Academy, graduated 1885; Pennsylvania Military College, D.M.S. Commissioned First Lieutenant, 1892; served on the Mexican Border, in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines.  Commissioned Major General, 1917.  Commanded the First Infantry Division, World War I.  Commanded the II Corps Area, headquartered at Governors Island, NY, 1919-25. Retired from the United States Army in 1925 at the rank of lieutenant general. Author of a number of articles in magazines, newspapers and military journals. Member and president, American Security League. Received the DSM, 1918. LL.D degree from Columbia University and from Alabama Polytechnic Institute; elected to Alabama Hall of Fame, 1968. Decorated by the Governments of France, Belgium, and Italy. Died September 11, 1947.


Marquis Who’s who online; American National Biography online.


Fighting Generals. Ann Arbor, Mich.; J. W. Edwards, 1944.

Personalities and Reminiscences of the War. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, 1925.


American Soldiers Also Fought. New York; Longmans, Green, 1936.


The papers of General Robert L. Bullard are held by the Library of Congress.