|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Telegram to General Leonidas Polk|
|Dates:||1860 September 3|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Leonidas Polk (1801-1864) was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He graduated from the Unite States Military Academy at West Point, but almost immediately afterward he enrolled in the Episcopal ministry and became a bishop. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate States Army. At the time of this telegram he was a lieutenant general in command of Department No. 2, whihc included the Mississippi River defenses from Red River to Paducah, Kentucky. He was killed in action near Marietta, Georgia on June 14, 1864.
This collection consists of a telegram from an operator to General Polk, sent from Columbus, Kentucky, dated September 3, 1860 [should be 1861]. Reports a boat landing men on the Mississippi River. The note is pencilled on a South-Western Telegraphic Company form. It was received at Hickman, Kentucky the same day.
[item identification], Telegram to General Leonidas Polk, MS 623, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina in March 1952.
Collection is open for research.
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|Telegram from operator to General Polk, 1860 September 3|
|This collection contains a single-page telegram from the operator to General Polk, Columbus, Kentucky, September 3, 1860, should be 1861. Reports a boat landing men on the Mississippi River. Pencilled note on South-Western Telegraphic Company form. Received at Hickman, Kentucky the same day.|