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DOUBLE SIGNED! CDV of Confederate General Leonidas Polk
Item #: L1040
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This is one of the rarest pieces we have ever been able to offer. It is an authentic CDV image of Confederate General Leonidas Polk (1806-1864). It is a nice clear CDV of the General in uniform. Polk was a West Point graduate and also was an Episcopal Bishop of Louisiana. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederacy. He entered the Confederate service as a private Major General on June 25th 1861. He was placed in charge of the Western Department but was replaced by Albert Sidney Johnston. He won the battle of Belmont and let the 1st Army Corp at the Battle of Shiloh. As commander of the Army of Mississippi he was sent to Georgia to help General Joe Johnston against Sherman’s advance to Atlanta. He was killed by cannon fire on Pine Mountain near Marietta, Georgia on June 14th 1864. This is a great looking from-life image of the general in uniform. Across the bottom of the card stock it proudly reads in his own hand "L. POLK”. It also has his rank of Lieutenant General. The card stock is blank on the reverse so it wouldn’t advertise for the actual printed of the photo and could be sold by any retailer. As if that wasn't enough the reverse of the card has a hand inscription presentation from Polk that reads "To my early friend Dr. F.J. Haywood. L. Polk." Haywood was a prominent Doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina. The overall size of a CDV image is approximately 2.5 inches by 4 inches in size. As you can see the condition isn't pristine but it has a ton of character. It is a amazing piece of Confederate history you will probably never get another chance to own.


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