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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

Marshall T. Polk

(Ap'd at Large)


Marshall Tate Polk, Jr.: Born May 15, 1831, Charlotte, NC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Rancho de Jarupa, Cal., Oct., 1852‑53,Ft. Miller, Cal., 1853, — and

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 8, 1853)

San Francisco, Cal., 1853; on Recruiting service, 1854; and on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1854, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1854, — Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Twiggs, Nov. 27, 1854, to Apr. 10, 1856, — and on Sioux Expedition, 1855, acting as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Harney, and was present at the Action of Blue Water, Sep. 3, 1855.

Resigned, Apr. 10, 1856.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, Bolivar, Ten., 1866‑76. Treasurer of the State of Tennessee, 1876‑83.

Died, Feb. 29, 1884, at Nashville, Ten.: Aged 53.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he reached the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel in Feb., 1863, and was Chief of Artillery, Polk's Corps (Army of Mississippi), Army of Tennessee. A bit more information and a photograph of him are provided at the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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