3 edition of General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A., the fighting bishop. found in the catalog.
General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A., the fighting bishop.
Joseph Howard Parks
|Series||Southern biography series|
|LC Classifications||E467.1.P7 P3|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||408|
|LC Control Number||62015028|
Because of his elevated rank, he became the army's second in command under Johnston. Every private soldier loved him His insurance business collapsed during a yellow fever epidemic in New Orleans during the winter of — We may have some reverses, but what of that. He spent the s at various frontier posts and at the outbreak of the Civil war hurried to Confederate headquarters to offer his services.
Wiley Here is the first critical biography of the Confederate general who commanded the largest theater of the Civil War, the Trans-Mississippi Department, and who held the same important command post longer than any other officer on either side. There just was not enough word count to delve too deeply into either realm and that is a shame. Magruder 's cavalry in the lower Virginia Peninsula. Army of Mississippi[ edit ] — Steven E. He is memorialized by Hood County  in Texas and the U. During the battle and the subsequent relentless pursuit to the south, the Army of Tennessee ceased to be an effective fighting force, as the campaign cost the army about 23, of its initial strength of 38,
Dyer's Galhnt Hood, still one of the finest studies of the gaunt Texan. At the time of its origin publication inthis book won the first Sydnor Memorial Award, given by the Southern Historical Association for the best book in southern history. Lee, who was besieged at Petersburg. He did say he was going to do this and going to do that, but the old The plantation was prosperous until when a yellow fever epidemic led to Polk going bankrupt. The die had been cast.
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Hardee ], since their views have been so directly opposite. Beauregard, Appointed major general in the Confederate army in and lieutenant general a year later, Polk commanded a corps in most of the Western campaigns of the Civil War. Gen Stonewall Jackson remarked "The men who carried this position were truly soldiers indeed.
In he became the first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana. Though fame and limbs he scattered all around; Yet still though mangled was with glory crowned. He was then ordained a deacon as planned and a priest the following year.
Soon after graduation, he determined upon a career in the cloth while also embracing the planter lifestyle, splitting time between Tennessee and Louisiana and eventually amassing ownership of hundreds of slaves. Ex-Libris inside front cover, some loosening and tearing front endpapers, otherwise and clean, decent example, About Very Good.
His commission as a lieutenant general resumed on January 23, He also served the community in numerous philanthropic endeavors, assisting in General Leonidas Polk for orphans, widows, and wounded soldiers. It is a praiseworthy contribution to American biography and to Confederate history.
At the fall of the Confederacy, Kirby Smith was the last general to surrender. Thus, through an indecent act of violence at Sewanee, he who was first trained as a Man of War, but instead became a Man of God, was once again a Man of War in the fight to protect the Civilization of his Southern homeland.
He was infuriated when Polk's division under Maj. Although he hoped that secession would result in a peaceful separation of the North and South, and suggested that he was reluctant to take up arms personally, he did not hesitate to write to his friend and former classmate at West Point, Jefferson Davis offering his services in the Confederate States Army.
It is a praiseworthy contribution to American biography and to Confederate history. In his August letter to Bishop Elliott, he expounded on the secessionist motives for his university.
However, the plan proved a failure since Sherman felt this development furthered his current objective by removing opposing forces in his path, noting: "If he [Hood] will go to the Ohio River, I'll give him rations. At the time of its origin publication inthis book won the first Sydnor Memorial Award, given by the Southern Historical Association for the best book in southern history.
Schofieldshared their knowledge of Hood from their time together at West Point. Polk, Southwestern Telegraph Co. Paul's Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia Reinterrment in Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana, ""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 Polk announced the secession of his diocese, left his Louisiana bishopric and episcopacy, and 'buckled the sword over the gown.
Ralph A. During this time, Hood had been sending the government in Richmond letters very critical of Johnston's conduct, bypassing official communication channels. Hood graduated inranked 44th in a class of 52 that originally numbered 96, after a near-expulsion in his final year for excessive demerits of a permissible His friend Bishop Stephen Elliott of Georgia presided at the service, delivering a stirring funeral oration.When Joseph E.
Johnston succeeded Bragg in north Georgia, Polk's forces were ordered to his assistance. The bishop-general was killed at Pine Mountain on June 14, " -GENERAL LEONIDAS C.S.A., C.S.A., The Fighting Bishop, Joseph H.
Parks, () ". Joseph H. Parks, born in Lincoln County, Tennessee, taught for many years at Memphis State University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Georgia. He is the author of several books, including General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A.: The Fighting Bishop; John Bell of Brand: Louisiana State University Press.
Dec 30, · Parks has written a solid bio of "The Fighting Bishop" in this work first published in the s. This book delves into Polk's family history, his days at West Point, how he got into the priesthood, his days as a bishop, his friendship with Jefferson Davis & Albert Sidney Johnston, and his feud with Braxton Bragg, among others/5(3).
Nov 24, · For a man as complex as Polk seeming little has been written on him. Joseph Parks General Leonidas Polk, C.S.A. (Southern Biography Series) and Glenn Robins The Bishop of the Old South: The Ministry and Civil War Legacy of Leonidas Polk.
Jan 02, · They were especially suspicious of new commanders, but once convinced that a general "was bold in battle" the men of the Stonewall Brigade would give their complete allegiance and support.
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