Grant Colfax Tullar

TULLAR, Grant Colfax. b. Bolton, Connecticut, 5 August 1869; d. Ocean Grove, New Jersey, 20 May 1950. He was a gospel singer, evangelist, publisher, writer of hymn texts, and composer of hymn tunes. A few months before Tullar’s birth, Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and Schuyler Colfax (1823-1885) were inaugurated President and Vice-President of the United States. Tullar was named in their honor.  His father, Austin Milleon Tullar (1830-1896) fought briefly in the Civil War, having enlisted 30 July 1862 as a private in the Connecticut 16th Infantry. He was injured from the bursting of a shell at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and mustered out two days later. In spite of infirmities, he ‘did...

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