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Letter from Sherman's army — the Usual Situation Lies — how Gen Polk's death was discovered The New York Herald, contains a long let
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How Gen Polk's death was discovered.
A short time ago a signal officer by t ns of the enemy.
On the afternoon of the 14th, after the death of Gen Polk, it seems the fact was announced along the enemy's lines by signal pon which were these words:--"You damned Yankees have killed old General Polk."
When the first news of his death reached us there was some doubt whether it was Lieutenant General Polk or a subordinate general of the same name.
From the facts since secured, however, there seems
The fact is the General was not very popular.
The successor of General Polk will be either Gen. Loring or General French.
The former, I und part of his troops.
Loring took part in the evacuator operations of Polk's army during the Sherman raid to Meridian, Miss.
He will now have