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Polk, Leonidas 1806-1864

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Works: 155 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 2,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Biography 
Classifications: E467.1.P7, 922.375
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A proclamation to all soldiers in this department absent from their commands without leave by Confederate States of America ( Book )
3 editions published in 1864 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General order, no. 25 by Confederate States of America ( Book )
3 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General orders, no. 10 by Confederate States of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Report of Major General Leonidas Polk of the battle of November 7, 1861] by Leonidas Polk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General order no. 1 by Confederate States of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General orders no. 14 by Confederate States of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Address of the commissioners for raising the endowment of the University of the South by University of the South ( Book )
3 editions published between 1859 and 1860 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A letter to the Right Reverend bishops of Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina from the Bishop of Louisiana by Leonidas Polk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1856 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General orders by Confederate States of America ( )
2 editions published in 1861 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A., the fighting bishop by Joseph Howard Parks ( Book )
2 editions published in 1962 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the first full-length life of General Leonidas Polk, 'Bishop-militant' of the Confederacy, since the biography published by his son more than a half-century ago. It is the story of a man whose deeds of peace were no less than his feats of war. The first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana and the Southwest and founder of the University of the South ('Sewanee'), Polk climaxed his career as one of the foremost figures of the Confederacy. Polk was born in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1806. He attended West Point, where he became a friend of Jefferson Davis. Turning from the military to the ministry after graduation, Polk won the praise of the Episcopal Church for his abilities in directing and organizing, and was eventually comissioned missionary bishop of the Southwest. However, so great was his belief in the cause of the South -- that each state was independent and could secede if it chose -- that with the approach of the Civil War he announced the secession his diocese, left the embryo university he was building, his Louisiana bishopric and episcopacy, and 'buckled the sword over the gown'. He accepted appointment as major general in the Provisional Army of the Confederacy in late June, 1861, and was assigned to command Department No. 2 with headquarters at Memphis. He soon led his froces into Kentucky and occupied Columbus. When Generals A.S. Johnston and P.G.T Beauregard were assigend to the West, Polk became subordinate to them. He commanded a corps at Shiloh, a wing in the Kentucky campaign, a corps at Stone's River, and a wing at Chickamauga. Disagreement with General Bragg after Chickamauga resulted in Polk's relief from command in the Army of the Tennessee and his transfer to Mississippi. When J.E. Johnston succeeded Bragg in North Georgia, Polk's force was ordered to his assistance. The Bishop-General was killed at Pine Mountain on June 14, 1864"--Dust jacket
by Polk family ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Correspondence, will, scrapbook, photos, and other papers of or about Leonidas Polk, who was first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana, took part in the founding of University of the South (Sewanee, Tenn.), and served as a major general in the Confederate Army, his wife, Frances Ann Devereux Polk, and their descendants. Includes genealogical information on the Polk and Devereux families, and souvenirs from University of the South
Papers by Braxton Bragg ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letter books, official and personal communications, reports, orders, and memoranda relating to Bragg's Confederate Army campaigns and to his service as adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. A few of the papers relate to the Mexican War, to Bragg's post-Civil War career as a civil and railroad engineer, and to Bragg's funeral
[Report of Major General Leonidas Polk on the battle of November 7, 1861] by Confederate States of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1864 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funeral Services at the burial of ... Leonidas Polk, together with the sermon [on John xi. 28], in St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Ga by Leonidas Polk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1866 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[General Polk's report of the battle of Belmont, Ky.] by Confederate States of America ( Book )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leonidas Polk ... New edition by William Mecklenburg POLK ( Book )
2 editions published in 1915 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A collection of autographs and manuscripts of William H. DeLancey, George Washington Doane, Christopher Edwards Gadsden, Jackson Kemper, Samuel A. McCoskry, Charles Pettit McIlvaine, James Hervey Otey, Leonidas Polk, and William Rollinson Whittingham. Also includes two letters written by George Burgess with postscripts by McIlvaine (MA 367.23 and MA 367.30). Items in this collection have been described individually in separate catalog records (MA 367.1-182); see collection-level record for more information
Civil War miscellany ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Letters, notes, memoranda, circulars, orders, broadsides, cartoons, maps, newspaper clippings, muster rolls, patriotic cards, and other papers relating to Union naval affairs, the Army of Mississippi, the Army of Tennessee, and Union and Confederate quartermaster and medical departments; records of the Gambier Council of the National Union League, correspondence and other papers of Ohio State officials, and correspondence from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Columbus, Kentucky, to the Reverend William Meade, Bishop of the Diocese of Virginia by Leonidas Polk ( )
1 edition published in 1861 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Polk comments on the progress of the war, especially events in Virginia which occupy the attention of the government and he assesses the political climate in Kentucky
 
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Polk, Leonidas, Bp., 1806-1864
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