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Leonidas Polk : warrior bishop of the Confederacy

Author: Huston Horn
Publisher: Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Second cousin to president James K. Polk, Leonidas Polk (1806-1864) joined the Episcopal Church in his senior year at West Point, and upon graduating enrolled in Virginia Theological Seminary. Shortly after being ordained as an Episcopal priest, he was appointed missionary bishop of the Southwest, then comprising lands west of the Mississippi, including Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. In 1841, he was elected Bishop  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2018050290
(OCoLC)1060179472
Named Person: Leonidas Polk; Leonidas Polk
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Huston Horn
ISBN: 9780700627516 0700627510
OCLC Number: 1090284870
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Huston Horn.

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Leonidas Polk was one of the more notable, yet controversial, generals of the US Civil War. Recognising his indispensable familiarity with the Mississippi Valley, Confederate president Jefferson  Read more...

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