Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Alexander Hamilton Polk Letter
Series Number: MS12-11
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullich on August 20, 2012.
Date Listed: August 20, 2012.
Date Span: 1861
Size of Collection: 1 item.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Alexander Hamilton Polk was the son of Confederate General Leonidas Polk. He served as Aid de Camp to his father when he was in command of the Western Department of Department No. 2 of the Confederate States Army at Columbus, Kentucky.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a letter written by Captain Alexander Hamilton Polk, serving as Aid de Camp for Major General Leonidas Polk, from Columbus, Kentucky to Captain James J. Neely of 6th Tennessee Cavalry (Logwood’s) Battalion. The letter directs Captain Neely to take a scouting patrol between Milburn and Lovelaceville, Kentucky.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Polk, Alexander Hamilton, 1831-1873.
Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives, Confederate.