Full Name: Leonidas Polk |
Born: April 10, 1806
Place of Birth: Raleigh, North Carolina
North or South: South
Other Professions: Minister, bishop.
War Service Highlights: Polk entered the war as a Major General. He fought at the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Murfreesboro, and Chickamauga in 1863. He commanded Polk’s Corps in the Atlanta campaign.
Died: June 14, 1864
Place of Death: Pine Mountain, Georgia
Interesting Facts: A favorite of President Davis. He didn't cost the Confederate any battle.