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Confederate General, and Episcopal bishop, Leonidas Polk is killed in action in Georgia

Leonidas Lafayette Polk, detail
06/14/1864
During the Union advances in Georgia under General Sherman, General Leonidas Polk and his staff were caught in the open observing troop movements and came under artillery fire from the Fifth Indiana Artillery.  Polk, the Confederate's Third Corps commander and second in command of the Army of Tennessee, died almost instantly from severe shrapnel wounds. Polk, also an Episcopal bishop, was fifty-eight years old.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 77. 

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