Historic Markers Across Alabama

General Leonidas Polk C.S.A.

Marker ID:  
Location: is at the intersection of Chinabee Avenue Southeast and Ladiga Street Southeast, Jacksonville, Alabama
County: Calhoun
Coordinates: N 33° 48.794    W 085° 45.631
  33.81323333    -85.76051666
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMF71K


Bishop of Louisiana
Held service in this church 1864
Erected by General John H. Forney
Chapter U.D.C.
April 26, 1937

Erected 1937 by General John H. Forney Chapter U.D.C.

Erected 1937 by General John


Leonidas Polk was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 10, 1806. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill briefly before entering the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was appointed Missionary Bishop of the Southwest in September 1838 and was elected Bishop of Louisiana in October 1841. He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, and was commissioned a major general on June 25, 1861, and to lieutenant general on October 11, 1862. In May 1864, Polk’s corps joined General Johnston in Georgia to oppose General Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign. Polk was killed at Pine Mountain on June 14, 1864, while scouting enemy positions with his staff, by a Federal 3-inch (76 mm) shell. He was interred at Christ Church Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana.

More information / source:
Wikipedia: Leonidas Polk

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