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This Day in Georgia History

June 14, 1864

Leonidas Polk Killed

During Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, Confederate General Leonidas Polk rode to the top of Pine Mountain, located northwest of Marietta, to observe Union positions. The popular general was killed instantly when a Union cannon projectile struck him directly. Also an Episcopal bishop, Polk was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 10, 1806.

To view the funeral program, see the Digital Library of Georgia.