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Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 65 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 8 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
The career of Leonidas Polk. [from the New Orleans Picayune, January 7, 1894.] The soldier who abandoned the army for the Church, And became a General when the war between the States broke out, Earning a reputation for gallantry which Survives hostile criticism an interesting figure in American history. The New York Tribune, eminently a Northern journal, in a review of Dr. William M. Polk's book on Leonidas Polk, Bishop and General, says: In the far future, when the affairs of the present century may be viewed with philosophical indifference, it will perhaps occur to some student of mankind that the career of Leonidas Polk was of significance in the history of civilization. Such a student will be reminded that only certain periods have been marked by the appearance, as warriors, of men of rank in any religious system. In Europe this phenomenon has hardly been observed since the close of the Middle Ages, and the tendency there of the Nineteenth century has been such as