Magruder, W. B., baptised, I. 03.

Mahone, Col., in action at Watboe Church, I. 43. ,

Majoribanks, Maj., in battle of Eutaw Springs, I. 44.

Malplaquet, percentage of loss at, II. 287.

Mammy Betsey, prime minister of the bishop's hou.senold, I. 101-104; on the loss of the bishop's fortune, 200, 201.

Manassas, Va., Gen. Beauregard stationed at, I. 355; visiting the troops at, 355, 359; expectation of battle at, 377; Confederate victory at, II. 0; effect of the battle of. 11; Long-street's comparison of Chickamauga with the first battle of, 288.

Manchester, England, visit to, I. 142. 143.

Manchester, Tenn., Rosecrans roaches,

II. 218; Rosecrans's movement oa, discovered, 219; Roaecnwa'a troops fuiaembled at, 222,

Digitized by



Manchester road, II. 196.

Maney, Brig.-Gen. George, in battle of Shiloh, II. 108; in battle of Murfreea-boro. 185, 186.

ManiKault, Gen. A. M., in battle of Murfreesboro, II. 184-186; gallant chargen by. 185.

Manigault, Mra. C. M., presents St. Luke's Theological Hall to the University of the South, I. 266.

Mansfield, La., diocesan visit to, I. 323.

Manual for family devotion, proposition to publish a, I. 146.

Manufacturing towns, growth of dense populations in, I. 223.

Marengo, percentage of loss at, II. 287.

Marengo Co., Alabama, I. 171.

Marietta, Sherman's movement on, II. 358; Polk moving on, 365; position at, 365; in the field near, 365; Polk's headquarters near. 367, 368; Polk's death near, 306.

Marion, march of Federal troops from, 11.330.

Marion, Gen. Francis, William Polk reports to, I. 43.

Marks, Col. , in battle of Belmont,

II. 40, 47.

Marlborough. Duke of, percentage of loss at Malplaquet and Raraillies, II. 287.

Marriage, Polk's desire for an early, I. 106, 107; his marriage to Frances Devereux, 121; celebrations among the slaves, 106, 108, 109.

Marseilles. I. 13S.

Marshall, Chief-Justice John, interest in Colonisation Society, I. 112.

Marshall. Maj.-Gen. Humphrey. Polk's comrade at West Point, I. 75; major-general in the Confederate Army, 75; force in southwest Virginia, II. 124; opposed to Wright, 124; commanding troops from southwest Virginia, 131; fails to realise Bragg's expectations. 1.31; reaches I^xington, 150; ordered to HarrodHburg, 169; arrival at Har-rodsburg. 162, 163.

Mars la Tour, percentage of loss at, II. 288.

Martin, Col., to join Pillow's force in Missouri, II. 8.

Martin. Henry, I. 138.

Martin, Col. , leads North Carolina

troops against South Carolina Tories, I. 12.

Martin, Alexander, Governor of North Carolina, I. 33.

Martin, Col. James, signs request for Thomas Polk's appointment to Salisbury District, I. 30.

Martin. Josiah. governor of province of North Carolina, I. 5; proclamation regarding the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 11; notifies British Government of the Mecklenburg Declaration, 11; letter to Lord

Dartmouth, 59; transcript of Mecklenburg Resolves, 59. Maryland, arrival of Robert Pollock in,

I. 3; migration of Thomas Polk through, 4; William Polk's mission to the Council of, 41; the slavery

auestion in, 95: position in regard to isunioo, 313; General Banks in, 377.

Mason and Dixon's line, relation to education, I. 241.

Masons, Order of. Col. Polk's prominence in, I. 47. 48.

Massachusetts, outbreak of resistance* to Great Britain in, I. 10; travel in, 101, 103.

Massena, percentage of loss at Zurich,

II. 287.

Matagordas, Texas, parish organised,

I. 179.

Mathematics, Polk's rank in, at West Point, I. 73; Polk is offered a pro-feawrship of. at Amherst, 98, 99.

Mather, W. W., Polk's comrade at West Point, I. 75; professor at West Point, 75.

Maury, Commander Matthew F., do-livers address at laying of University cornerstone, I. 262.

Maury, Maj.-Gen. D. H., movements, positions, etc., in Meridian campaign,

II. 325, 326; in command at Mobile, 347; his efficiency, 347; Cantey'a division sent to Johnston from his district, 348.

Maury County, Tenn., liucius Polk's residence in, I. 146; influence of the Polk family in, 182.

Maxvillo. McCook's corps at. II. 168.

Mayficld. Ky.. CheathaJn and Stevens ordered to, II. 29.

Mayo, Miss , married to Gen.

Scott, I. 71.

Mcado, Rt. Rev. William, I. 119; assisU in coa>KKTation of Bishop Polk, 154; letter in regard to Mcllvaine's consecration sermon, 163; Polk's visit to, 358, 3(K): advice to Polk on taking service in the army, 358, 360, 301; chamcter, 3<i0; letters to Polk from, 366. 375-377; views on Polk's acceptance of a commission, 366, 367, 375, 377; description of the war in Vir-rania, 375-377; conversation with Pres. Davis on Polk's resignation, 376; defends Polk's course before the clergy at Columbia, 376.

Meade, Maj.-Gen. George G., Lee's endeavor to prevent him from reinforcing Rosecrans, II. 290.

Mecklenburg County, N. C, Scotch-Irish stock in, I. 4; settlement of Thomas Polk in, 4; representation in the Provincial Assembly, 5; feeling in, toward Great Britain. 7, 8; Col. Tar-leton on, 9; Comwallis's experience in, 9; meeting of citizens of, 10, 11; activity of the revolutionary spirit in,

Digitized by



12; troops praised by Gen. Lee, 13; preparation for contest with Com-wallis's troops by men of, 22; citiscns refute charges against Thomas Polk, 36; birthplace of William Polk, 37; Davidson raises troops in, 42; represented by William Polk in the General Assembly, 47; cavalry escort for Lafayette from^ 40; Gov. Martin's report concerning, SO; companiea from, at Bethel, 360.

Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, orifpn of. I. 7; first reading of, 10; unnoticed by Continental Congress, 10; obscurity of, 10; its authenticity doubted, 10, 11; common ignorance of, 11; Gov. Martin's proclamation regarding. 11; British cognisance of, 11; read by Thomas Polk, 38; William Polk's enthusiasm for the, 52; Thomas Polk's connection with, 40-42; Hunter's testimony as to, 64, 55; origin and promulgation of, 54-68; text of, 57; "Davie copy" of, 67; letter from John Adams in regard to, 57, 58; its genuineness disputed, 50, 58; semi-centennial celebration of, 56; celebration in 1835, 50.

Mecklenburg Resolves, I. 59.

Medical schools, disadvanttigea attending, I. 220.

Medicine and religion, TL 215.

Memmingcr, C. C., Secretary of the Treasury in the Confodcrate Cabinet, I. 374; letter to Polk, asking him to retain his command, 374, 375, 378.

Memphis, Tenn., miflsionury tour through, L 165; Polk establishes headquarters at, 358. 361, II. 1, 5; Polk's troops at, 3; visit of Gov. Jackson to Polk at, 7; defenses of the Mississippi above, 16, 17; Polk's arrival m, 32; Federal advance toward, 84; Parsons's heroic death at, 145; Forre3t's force at, 329; Federal march to, 330; Soov Smith's movements from, 331; booy Smith's retreat to, 332.

Memphis and Charle<iton railroad, Beauregard collects troops along the line of the, II. 75.

Mercy, an instance of the bishop's, I. 208.

Meridian, Miss., Sherman ordered to move to, II. 322; McPherson ordered to move on, 322; Sherman's exixjctod operations around, 322; Sherman's

§ians for movement on, 323; Sooy mith ordered to join Sherman at, 323; Polk at, 324; Forrest summoned to council at, 324; Sherman's march on, 327; character of the country surrounding, 327, 328; Sherman breaks up railroads at, 331; removal of stores from, 328; Sooy Smith's march toward. 328, 331; Federals enter, 328; Federal foraging at, 320;

march of Federal troops to Decatur from, 330; Sherman's plans for campaign from, 331; possible changes at, 330; Sherman retreats from, 335; Polk removes to, 344; headquartera of Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, 396.

Menaian and Demopolis railroad, broken up by Sherman at Meridian. II. 328.

Meridian campaign, Polk's report to government on progress of, 11. 325-328; Sherman's official report, 331; Polk commended for, 334; Polk disappointed in, 331, 335.

Metcalfe. Dr. John T., II. 168.

Methodists in Louiniana, I. 169, 210.

Mexican War, Gen. Worth in the, I. 74.

Mexico, A. S. Johnston's service in, II. 34; Bragg's service in, 89.

Michigan, 2d Michigan battery captured at Shiloh, II. Ill, 116.

Mickey's Cross-Roads, II. 93, 94.

Mickey's House, II. 96, 98; situation, 93; Polk ordered to march to, 95; Polk ordered to halt at, 95; the ordcre changed, 95; Polk's march to, 96; Polk's camp at, 96, 97; Bragg's march from Monterey to, 96, 97; Bragg's position at, 97; Polk's troops dcUiycd at, 98; distance from Pittsburg I^anding, 99; Hardee's arrival at, 99, 102; Polk's movements at, blocked by Bragg's delays, 100.

Middle Tennessee. See Tennbshek.

Middlcton, Col., in the battle of Eutaw Springs, I. 44, 45.

Military rule, a, II. 151.

Military schools, disadvantages of, I. 220.

Milk-sickness, alleged to exist at Sewance, I. 253.

Miller, Hugh, I. 190.

Miller. Lt.-Col. J. H., captures 2d Michigan battery at Shiloh, II. 110, 111,116.

Miller, Wiley B., assists in building the Convocation House for the Umver-sity of the South, I. 266, 267.

Milling operations, I. 152.

Millwooa, Va., residence of Bishop Meade, I. 358, 375; visit to, 358.

Minerva, popularity of the name among negroes, I. 196.

Mines, used in defense of Columbus, II. 71.

Ministry, Polk resolves to enter the, I. 99-101, 104-106; studies for the, 104; sacrifices attending Polk's entry on the, 105. 106; a sort of military service, 108; Polk's feelings with regard to his chosen course, 120; the proper school for the, 155; close of practical work in the, 363; exceptions, 363, 364; Polk's affection for bis brethren of the, 364.

Digitized by



Minuto-men, raimd in Salisbuiy district, N. C.. I. 12, Misnonnry Bishop, called to office of,

1. 152. 153; conaecration, 154, 155; qualifications for position, 165.

Missionary district, difficulties attend-ins the care of, I. 176.

Missionary journeys, I. 15rr-176.

Missionary Ridge, II. 235, 236, 246; crushing defeat of the .\rmy of the Mississippi at, 89; Hurdoo's value at, 225; roiui over, 236; Crittenden retired to, 244; the Federal position on, 279; Forrest on, 282, 304; orders to occupy, 283; Polk's position on, 284; Polkas operations on, 292; Polk's headquarters at, 294; BragK's letter to Maj. Sykes regarding the battle of, 295, 296; Hill removed from command before the battle of, 296; di»-sraco and disaster at, 301; loss at Lookout Mountain and, 300; battle of, 315.

Missionary work, perils and adventures in, I. 157-175; tas on time, 162; in the army, II. 386.

Mission work, I. 108, 118.

MiasLssippi, in Bishop Polk's field of missionary work, I. 154, 156, 157, 162; missionary journeys in, LV*, 162; Bishop Otev undertakes Polk's missionary work in, 164; purchase of cotton lands in, 209; Polk's appeal to, for cooperation in the University project, 232, et seq.; bi.<«hop of, takes part in meeting on Lookout Mountain, 246; secession feeling in, 301; part of, in Department of the West, 356, 360, II. 1; Gen. Alcorn seeks reinforcements from, 62, 63; Van Dorn's alleged inaction in, 132, 133; J. E. Johnston ordered to, to oppose Grant, 211; Breckinridge a««>igned to service in, 217; Grant's designs against, 321, 322; Sherman's expedition against north Mississippi. 324; Polk expects reinforcements from, 337; Forrest's operations in, 347; Sherman's "destruction" of Polk in, 351; reinforcements for Johnston from, 363; the bishop of, at Polk's funeral, 385, 386.

Mississippi Central railroad, work on, II 334.

Mississippi River, I. 204, II. 337; narrow escape from death on, 1.161, 162; interest of the Northwest in the, 313; the struggle for, 352; the defense of, 352-354, 356, 359. 360, 374, II.

2. 6. 7, 12, 14, 18, 28, 29, 34-36, 56, 60, 62, 70-76, 74, 75, 78-82, 84, 88. 122; territory bounding the, embraced within Department No. 2. 1; a vulnerable point in the Confederate territory, 2; effect of the closing of the, on the Northwest, 2;.Polk attempts to turn Federal attention from the, 6; Federal gun-boats on, 16; weakness

of Confederates upon the, 16, 34. 35: Federal strength on, 20; Federal forces withdraw from Missouri to, 30; Polk charged with defense of, 36, 58; Grant's expedition against Columbus via, 38; Federal movements to open the, 62; Pres. Lincoln supervises Hal-leck's campaign on the, 69; Grant and Pope's plan of operations on the, 69; virtual cessation of Polk's connection with the defense of, 81; Polk's plan of defense. 82; defense of, entrusted to Gen. AlcCown, 82; destruction of cotton along the, 119; Polk proposes driving back the Federals to the, 290; Grant's operations west of, 321; Sherman collects troopsalong the, 321; recall of lice's troops on, 324; Fcxleral movements toward Mobile from, 325, et seq.; Polk's operations on, 334; proposed cavalry operations on, 337; operations along the riverfront, 347.

Mississippi' troops, ordered to Union City, II. 8, 11; at Murfreesboro, 186; in Meridian campaign, 329.

Mississippi Valley, a bond of unity between the South and Northwest. I. 223; Polk's acquaintance in, 353; delegation from, urges Polk to accept a commission, 356, 357, 359, 360; scheme of operations in, 11. 14; weakening of the defensive force of, 29; Columbus the key to, 72; yellow fever in, 160; the defense of, see Min8i»-BiPHi River.

Missouri, Trusten Polk governor of, I. 4; Polk's anxiety about, II. 5; practically in Federal hands, 6; Gov. Jackson seeks Confederate assistance, 7; contemplated operations in, 7, 8; Pillow ordered to move on, 7, 8; troops of, to join Pillow's force, 7, 8; difficulties in the way of Polk's plans in, 0, ct seq.; Polk's operations in, 9; Polk's revision of his plans in, 10, 11; Federal operations expected in, 11; Polk recommends action in, 11; Adjt.-Gen. Little's information about troops, 11; situation in southeastern, 12; Hardee's operations in, 12; failure of Polk's plan of campaign, 13, 16; Hardee's plans for operations in, 13; extension of Polk's command as to cover, 14; Grant assigned to command in southeast, 19; Price's operations in, 30; State troops harass the Federals, 30, 31; Confederate influence in, 31; Federal influence in, 31 \ advantages of Polk's plan of campaign in, 31, 32; A. 8. Johnston assumes command of Confederate forces operating in, 33; necessity of troops in, 35; Fremont's attempt to drive Jeff. Thompson from southeast, 37; negotiations between Grant and Polk for exchange of prisoners from, 49,

Digitized by



muflt be aided throush Columbu-s 63; Polk's solicitude to have Federals in, held in check, 63; condition in 1861, 67; State Guard, 67; dissatisfaction, 64, 66; expiration of enlistments, 6.5; prospects of campaiign in, during winter of 1862-63, 68; Curtis prepares to move into Arkansas from southwest, 69; Hardee and Polk's ex-

B'ricnce in, 104; friend.<4hip between ardee and Polk in, 225.

Missouri River, Polk's plan of an expedition on the, II. 8; Price's raids up to the, 30.

MitchHl, O. M., Polk's comrade at West Point, I. 75; major-gt^neral in the Ignited States army, 75.

Mitchell, Robert B., crosses Doctor's Fork, II. 154; isnorance of Polk's weakness, 157; in battle of Perryville, 157, 158; drives back the Confederate left, 158.

"Mitre," the, Oxford, I. 141.

Mitre, the substitution of, for the sword, I. 328.

Mobile, .\la., Polk's visit to, I. 157,162; withdrawal of troops from, for service in the West, II. 87; Grant proposes campaign against, 321, 322; Pres. Lincoln consents to campaign against, 321; Sherman's orders for movement toward, 322, 323; Farragut to make a demonstration against, 324; Polk recognizes Grant's designs on, 324; Polk's care for the defense of, 324; Maury at, 325; Federal designs uipon, 325; withdrawal of part of garrison of, for service in the field, 326; the garrison restored, 326; Polk inspects the defense of, 326: Federal advance toward, 326; strengthening the garrison at, 326; movement on, a feint, 327; increasing stores at, 329; uncertainty of Sherman's plans regarding, 329, possibilities Of Sherman moving toward, 332; Sherman disclaims designs on, 333; strength of the garrison at, 337; visit of (>en. and Mrs. Polk to, 344; efficiency of its command, 347.

Mobile and Ohio railroad. Federal attempts to destroy, II. 88; Sherman's operations on, 323; broken up by Sherman at Meridian, 328; stores rolling-stock removed from Sherman's reach. 329; Federnls leave the, 33M; repsir of, 334.

Mofcnlaw, under name of universal suffrage, I. 223.

Monarchy, detested in Mecklenburg County, I. 8.

Moneen Hill. See Moninq Hill.

Moning Hill, Robert Pollock acquires estate of, I. 3.

Monroe, La., visit to, I. 323.

Monterey, Tenn.. II. 96. lai; Bragg ordered to concentrate his troops at,

91, 93, 94; situation of, 93; roads in the neighborhood of, 94, et seq.; Breckinridge ordered to concentrate his troops at, 95; Bragg's march to Pittsburg Landing from, 95, et seq.; Breckinridge's movements after leaving, 96; Bragg's maroh to Mickey's from, 96, 97.

Montexillo, I. 57.

Montgomery, James, meeting with, I. 142. 143.

Montgomery, Ala., meeting of University Board at, I. 248-253; inauguration of the Confederate government at, 308, 311; proposed conference of church delegates at, 324, 328, 340. 348; meeting of the Provisional Congress at, 351; the convention of 1861 at, 360, 363; Withers ordered to duty at, II. 232; Grant's designs against, 321, 322; reinforcement for Polk at, 329: visit of General and Mrs. Polk to, 344.

Montgomery. Alexander, signs call for convention at Montgomery, I. 348.

Montreal, visit to, 1.102.

Monumental Church, Richmond, Polk as assistant in, I. 119, 121-124.

Moore. Gen., 1. 13.

Moore, Bishop R. C, Polk ordained by,

I. 118, 121; Polk as a.ssi5tant to, 119, 121-124; character of, 123; commissions Polk to fill his pulpit during absence, 122, 124.

Moore. Col. W. L, killed at Murfrees-

boro, II. 197. Moravian records at Bethlehem, Penn.,

cited. I. 14, 20. More, Mrs. Hannah. I. 138. Moreau, percentage of loss at Linden,

II. 287.

Morgan. Gen. George, position at Cumberland Gap. II. 123. 126; Kirby Smith's movements against, 133; approaching Cincinnati, 134; Stevenson withdrawn from pursuit of, 136.

Morgan, Gen. John, marriage of. I. 363. « II. 177; commanding brigade of cavalry in Army of Mississippi, 123; operations in central Kentucky. 123; • e.scapc of Cumberland Gap garrison, from, 131; pursuit of George Morgan, 142; contests Buell's pursuit, 163; expedition into Kentucky, 178, 193; capture of Hartsville, 178; effects of his absence at Murfreesboro, 193; operations at Murfreesboro. 217; expedition into Ohio and Indiana, 217; Polk proposes a pbn of attack on Grant for, 338.

Morgan town, II. 178.

Morris. Captain Walter J., statement in regard to the location of Polk's headquarter!? after the battle of the 10th, at ('hickamauga, II. 2">4; locates Polk's camp, 265; chief engineer of Army of Mi&sissippi, 357; letter

Digitized by



to Dr. W. M. Polk, regarding the retreat from Cassville to the south Bide of Etowah River, 376 -382.

Morton, Mies., concentration of Polk'a troops at, II. 326; Federal advance on, 326.

Motto, the family, I. 2.

Mount Washington, Ky., Polk ordered tooccupy.II. 137; Buell advancing on, 138; Crittenden's march by, 168,169.

Munfordaville, Ky., fortified at, II. 130; Chalmer's unsuaocasful attack on. 130; Bragg'a plan of attacking Buell at, 130; capture of the camp b/ Bragg, 130; Bragg'n elation over his success at, 130, 132; Bragg's withdrawal from, 131; surrender of garrison at, 133; in policy of attacking, 133; Buell's intention to attack Bragg at, 170; Bragg's seizure of BueU's communications at, 172.

Murat, Joachim, I. 136.

Murfrecsboro, Ky., Elliott's letter to Polk on the battle of, I. 36S; BueU's preparations at, II. 125; reported abandonment of, by Buell. 125; Bragg blames Polk for failure at, 144; the .\rmy of Missi.ssippi sent to, 105; held by Breckinridge, 165; the Army of Mississippi at, 177; visit of Pr«*. Davis to, 177, 178; carnage at, 178; Rosecrans's movements and positions, orders relative thereto, etc., before and during the battle of, 178, 179, 181, 182. 192; Bragg's forces at, 179, 197; topography of the field, 179-181, 184: the iVleral position at, 181; Polk's report of the battle, 182-191; a Confederate victorj', 190; suffering of the troops at, 191; Polk ordered to retire Irom, 191; Polk's work at, 192; Bragg'a failure to utilize reserves at, 192; the artillery at, 193; the Confederates handicapped by lack of cavalry at, 193; Polk's unea.siness at the situation at, 196; forces engaged at. 197; losses at, 197, 198; Bragg criticised for the retreat from, 198; Bragg's rircuiar letter with regard to the retreat from, and its consequences, 198, ct seq.; McCook's papers captured at, 201; fortified by Rosecrans, 218; statement of troops engaged, killed, woimded, and missing at, from the Army of Tennes>w»e, 286. 287; percentage of loss at, 286, 287; Bragg'a correspondence with his generals after. 300, 301; Polk on the battle-field, 352.

Murphv, Judge Archibald D., letter to Col. Polk, I. 47.

Murrel, John, I. 168.

Mythology, a draft on, for negro names, I. 196.

Names, odd choice of, among the negroes, I. 196.

Naples, the custom-houM in, I. 134, 135; an appeal to Caesar at, 135, 136; scenery of, 136; the King of, as a butter-maker, 137.

Nanticoke River, I. 3.

Napoleon, percentage of lo» at Wag-ram, Lodi, Marengo, Austerlits, II. 287.

Narrow escapes, I. 161.

Nash, Brig.-Gen. Francis, Col. Thomas Polk under, I. 14; mortally wounded at Germantown, 40.

Nash, Gov., governor of North Carolina, 1.31; relieves Thomas Polk from command in fcialisbury District, 31.

Nashville, Tenn.. I. 146; conference with Gov. Hams at, II. 4; A. S. Johnston at, 28; Mrs. Polk settled at, 53; Cheatham goes to, to seek reinforcements, *i3; residence of Gen. Polk's familv at. 83; evacuation of, 83, 176; fortification of, 125; rumored concentration of BueU's troops at, 125; BueU's position between Bragg and, 125; Jones ordered to advance on, 126; Forrest reports Federal evacuation of, 120; Forrest ordered to advance on, 126; Buell holds posseasion of, 127; proposed Confederate occu-

gition of, 134; BueU's plan to cut off ragg from, 147; Thomas proceeds to, 163; BueU's interpretation of Bragg's plans in regard to, 170; Hood's movement agamst, 170; Mrs. Polk leaves, 176; Federal concentration at. 177; Federal position at. 179; I^ongstrcet's plan to overhaul the Federals between Chattanooga and, 28^1; liongatrect suggc8f« striking Hosecrans's communications near. 28S; diatAUce to Chattanooga. 338; distance to LouisviUc, 338.

Nanhville and Chattanooga railroad. II. 236.

Nashville railroad, Patton Anderson's brigade on the, II. 233.

Nashville road, II. 180, 181; Rose-era ns's formation on, 181; Withers's position on, 182; the Federals reinforced at, 188.

Natchez, Miss., missionary tour through, I. 158, 169; convention at, 159; Federal base of operations. I!. 325.

Natchez Trace, I. 158.

Natchez under the Hill. I. 158.

Natchitoches, lia., missionary tour through, I. 169.

National church, dissolutioir of the union of the, I. 30G. ^"^

National unity, relative to the unitv of the Church, I. 318, et seq.

Negley, Maj.-Gen. James S., in battle of Murfrecsboro. II. 179, 185; movements, positions, etc., before and during the battle of Chickamauga, 239, 240, 251, 269, 270, 276, 276.

Digitized by



Necrow, deportation of, to Africa, I. 111-113, 226: sift of, from Mr. Devereux, 146; tne bishop's care for, 162-165, 172, 178, 183, 185; life among those of the bishop's household, 191-194, 106-200, 202-205; a princess among, 193; education of, 106, 197; weddings among the, 198, 199: death among the, 198, 203-205; gardening among, 199, 200; the sewing-school. 199; daily tasks, 108. 109; the nursery. 199, 202; the cholera among the, 203-206; the quarters, see NsGRo Quarters; their condition in Tennessee and in Philadelphia rontnisted, 179; importation of, 226; advance of, in Christianity and civilisation, 226; position an r^pards emancipation, 226, 227; benefits to, from the establishment of the univeraity. 226, 227; their care a trust committed to the ruling race, 227; relation to slaveholders, 230; spiritual growth among, 322; put to work on fortific»-tions, II. 00, 61; letter from Andcnon to Polk on emancipation and arming of. 330-343; feelings of Confederate soldiers against. 330-313.

Negro nomenclature, I. 106.

Ncfrro quarters, death in the, I. 108, 202-205; visiting the, 202; sanitary regulatioas. 204; havoc of a tornado among the, 200.

Nelson, Maj.-Gcn. William, Federal commander in central Kentucky, II. 126; attempts to oppose Kirby Smith, 126; wounded, 126; rout of his army. 126; sent by Buell to take command in Kentucky, 171.

Neutrality, a futile. II. 18. See also Kkntuckt.

Newburgh, N. Y., reception to Lafayette at. I. 75.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I. 144.

New College Chapel, Oxford, I. 141, 142.

New England, colonists of. contrasftcd with those of Virginia, I. 7j revolutionary spirit in, 7: travel in, 101-103.

New Hope Church, Ga., battle of, IT. 338, 359; the retreat from, 350, 360; Polk at, 363, 364; Polk's strength at, 364.

New Jersey, revolutionary spirit in, I. 7.

New Madrid, Mo., Pillow ordered to occupy, II. 7, 8, 10; occupied by Pillow, 0; fortification of, 11. 62; Pillow ordered to abandon, 12; Polk's suk-gested combination at, 17; Pillow ordered back to, 19; Hardee ordered to, 29; Polk's endeavors to fortify, 63; Polk asks for troops for defense of, 68; weakness of, 70; captured by the Federals, 70; attacked by Pope on, 81; in charge of Gen. McCown, 82, 83; strength of works at. 83; W.

M. Polk at. 84.85; troops withdrawn from, to Fort Pillow, 85.

New Orleans, La., Mrs. Frances Polk*8 school in, I. 152, note; visit to the diocese of, 157; misnonary tour through, 150, 161; aettlement near, 150; death of Mammy Betsey in, 192; Christ Church, 193; Prytania Street Chapel, 193; yellow fever in, 206, 216; removsJ to, 209; the bishop's influence in, 209; Dr. Fulton's visit to, 211; raising subscriptions to University endowment fund in, 254; meeting of the board of trustees of the University at. 256, 259; diocesan visit to, 323, 324: receipt at, of news of the burning of the houm at Sewanee, 325; desire of residents of, that Polk take a commission, 356, 357; defense of, II. 34; removal of General Polk's family from Nashville to, 83; withdrawal of troops from, for ser\dce in the west, 87; Airs. Polk settles temporarily in, 176: fall of. 176; Gen. Banks at, 323; Mrs. Polk considers retiring to, 345; meeting of the convention of the dioccM of Louisiana at St. Paul's Church, in, 398.

New Orleans and Jack«>n railroad, work on, II. 331.

New Orleans press favors the University scheme, I. 212.

New Orleans troops in battle of Shiloh, II. 109.

New Providence, American militia at, I. 23; Small wood's report from, 24, 25,26.

Newspaper criticism, II. 190.

Newspapers, dearth of, in North Carolina. I. 10.

Newton, Sir Isaac, study of his works, L77.

Newton. Miss.. Polk at. II. 328.

New troops, delays incident to handling of, II. 07.

New Year, reflections upon the. I. 133, 166, 167.

New York City, I^fayette in, I. 75; Polk sails for Europe from, 126.

New York Historical Society, I. 27.

New York Historical Society Collection, I. 25, 27.

New York, Pro>'ince of, sentiment toward Great Britain. I. 7. 10.

New York State, travel in, I. 101, lOJ.

Nice, climate of, I. 137; English clergy at. 137.

Nightmare, a terrible, II. 57.

Ninety-six, S. C, defeat of Col. Williamson by Torips at, I. 12; TJcut. William Polk ordered to, 38; Britjah post at, i3; Col. Williamson besieged at, 39.

Ninth North CaroUns regiment, William Polk chosen major of, I. 39.

Noel, Baptist, I. 137.

Noel. Frank, I. 137.

Noel family, visit to the, 1.138.

Digitized 8y Google


Noll. Arthur H.. IT. 164. note. Norfolk, Va., ordained priest at, I. 126;

visiting the troops at, 35o. 359. North, trip to the, I. 126; educatibnal facilities of the, compared with thoae of the South. 221; growth of sectional feeling between the South and, 225, 238-241, 245, 313; the South dependent upon, for the education of its youth, 241; lack of appreciation of the South's position by, 310-312; feeling of the Church in. toward the Houth, 313; admiration of Polk in the. 313; criticisms of Polk's pastoral letter] in the, 313, 314; impressions at, in regard to Polk's position on the attitude of the Church, 318, criticism of Polk's action in assuming the sword, in the, 365, 366, 376; detor-mination of, to o-^errun the South, 348; Polk's feelings toward the. II. 53. North Carolina {Province of), settlement of Thomas Polk in, I. 4; Englbh colonists in, 4; City of Charlotte founded, 5; Provincial Assemblv passes the act to establish Queen s College in Charlotte, 6; Thomas Polk a member of the Assembly of, 5; survey made to divide from South Carohna, 6; sentiment toward Great Britain, 9, 10; treatment of colonial governors in, 9; intolerance of colonists, of interference in their affairs, 9; Comwallis's experience in, 9; "the hornets' nest," of, 9; slowness of news in, 10; responds to call for help from South Carolina, 12; placed on a war footing by the Provincial Congress. 13; (State o/), minute-men raised in, 12; organisation of militia. 13. 60; troops sent to reinforce the Southern army, 12; seat of State government at Hillsboro, 21: at the mercv of the British, 29; Thomas Polk's recruiting in. 29; despair in, 29; ravages of the armies in, 22: dearth of provisions in, 24; Provincial Congress chooses William Polk major of the Ninth North Carolina regiment, 39; reduction of troops by death. 40; William Polk appointed supervisor of internal revenue for district of, 47; William Polk appointed surveyor-general of the middle district, 46; William Polk in the General Assembly of, 46; William Polk a member of the House of Commons of, 46; amusing incidents during Lafayette's tour in, 48-51; Mecklenburg Resolves, 59; colonial peace officers, 60; representation in the White House, 52; reception of I^fayette in, 75, 76; Lafayette encourages trade in, 75; the first railway in, 149,150; a woman benefactor of, 150; Thomas Pollok.

S resident of colony of, 189; "The Old forth State," 186; Polk's appeal to.

for codperation in the University project. 232. et seq.; attitude on secession, 313, 360.

North Carolina Board of War. Thomaa Polk's report to, of the battle of King's Mountain, I. 23; letter to, intimating suspicion of Thomas Polk's loyalty, 35: charges against Thomas Polk made to, 34-37; refuses to a^ept Thomas Polk's resignation, 38, note.

Northern seminaries, fear of their influence on Southern youth. I. 239.

Northwest, interest of, in the Mississippi River. I. 313, II. 2; dread of the Southern climate in, I. 352; feara of invasion from the, II. 2.

Noyes, origin of surname, I. 3.

Obedience to parents, 1.195.

Ocean voyage, I. 127.

O'Ferral, Gen. and Mrs. Polk's host at Enterprise, II. 344.

Oglesby, Col. Richard J., ordered to Sykeston, II. 38.

Ohio, consecration of Dr. Mcllvaine as bishop of, I. 146; the Roman Catholic bishop of, on the celibacy of the clergy, 164; Federal weakness in, II. 9; mustering of Union tnen from, in Kentucky, 25; John Morgan's expedition into, 217.

Ohio River, Federal strength on. II. 20; Bragg's plan to drive Buell across, 146.

Okolona, Miss., Sooy Smith's march to, II. 331.

"Old Danger." I. 38.

"Old North State, The," L 186.

OostenaulH River. II. 236. 349; Federal attempt to cross, 350; crossed by the Federals at Calhoun. 351; J. E. Johnston retreats across, 362.

Opelousas. I^.. appropriation for college St. I. 210; building sold to Roman Catholics. 210.

Orangeburg, siege and capture of, I. 43.

Orangeburg District, S. C, Lieut. William Polk ordered to, I. 38.

Ordination letter to Mcllvaine on, I. 117, 118; looking forward to, 118-121; desires realised, 121.

Ordnance, lack of, 11. 61.

Orleans Ldght Horse, Polk's escort, II. 368.

"Orr," the steamer, II. 24.

Osage River, Price's troops reach, II.

Osceola, Price at, II. 65.

Otey, Rt. Rev. James H.. Bishop of Tennessee, establishes a Church school for gills. I. 151; assists in consecration of Bishop Polk. 154; undez^ takes Polk's miasionary work in Mis-sinsippi, 164; shares territory with Polk, 179; views of the University idea, 222, 243; declaration regarding

Digitized by



the meeting on Lookout Mountain, 245; delivers oration at meeting on Lookout Mountain, 247, 248; presides at lasring of cornerstone of the University, 261; Northern admiration for, 313; rritidsm of Polk's action in re^^ud to the position of the Church through secession. 317, 318; assumes part of Polk's diocesan work, 363; sickness of, 3G4; visits Polk at Columbus, Ky., 387; views on Polk's poei-tion, 347, 378, 379; letters to Polk, 367, 368, 377-379, IL 390; ankod by Polk to visit the Louisiana diocene, I. 369; remonttratos against Polk's resignation, 377-379; action of the General Council of the Church of the Confederate States on the death of, IL 397.

Outrage, a feature of the Civil War, I. 325

Owl Croek, IL 92, 95, 98.

Oxford, EnjBf., visit to, L 140,141.

Oxford, Miss., Forrest's headquarters at. 11. 332.

Oxford University, an imitation of, I. 248: educational reports of, consulted by Polk and ElUott, 254. 256.

Paducah, Kv., Polk's anxietv to occupy, II. 17; inferiority of, to Columbu.9, in strategic value, 17; Polk's design to occupy, 20; his purpose foregone, 20; Federal occupation of, 20, 23, 24, 29; scisure of, not justified by excuse offered, 20; Federal fortification of, 29; seisure of property of Confederate citisens in, 24; Federal advance on Columbus from, 39, 72; Polk orders column toward, under Cheatham, 74: Cheatham's orders countormandea by A. S. Johnston, 74.

Paine, Thomas, author of "Common Sense," I. 58.

Palmer, Col. Joseph R., in battle of Murfrecsboro, II. 189.

Palmer, Rev. Benjamin M., visits Polk, II. 215; services by, 215, 216.

Palmer, Maj.-Gen. John M., in battle of Murfrcesboro, II. 179, 187; advance to Pcavine Church, 241; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga, 248,250,252,269, 270, 278

Panicof 1*37, I. 171.

ParadiHc, Ky., IL 168.

Paris, visit to, I. 127-130; medical advice in, 127; the revolution in. 128; religious services in, 129, 130; opinion of, 130; the Ambassador's chapel at, 130; return to, 138; attacked with cholera in, 138.

Paris, Ky., Kirby Smith's force at, IL 131.

Parliamentary army, the English, I. 2.

Parochial administration, I. 214.

Paroled men, difficultioa with. IL 318.

Parsons, Lt.-Col. Charles C, gallantry at Perryville. II. 160; bravery in yellow-fever plague, 160; death at his past, IfiO.

Pastoral influence, the secret of, L 212-214.

Pastoral letters to the diocese of Louisiana, I. 303-308, 319-321, 331, 337; Northern criticisms of Polk's, 313, 314; kitter of Jan. 30, 1860, unfortunate use of language in, 314, etseq.; action of the Convention on the bishop's, I. 329, et seq. *

Pastoral visiting, I. 213, 214.

"Patch for old shirts, a." I. 77, 79, 80.

Patriarehal life, I. 182. 196, 197, 202.

Patriot, not lost in the Christian, I. 247.

Patriotic songs, Polk as a aingw of, I. 64,65.

Patnotism, a prominent factor in the University scheme, I. 249.

Patton, Col. John, Valley Forge memorial tablet. I. 15, note.

Paul, St., preaching in Rome, I. 133.

Paulding City, -, Polk at, II. 364.

See New Uopb Chubch.

Pavia, I. 136.

Peace, looking forward to, IL 53, 364.

Peace officers, provisions of Mecklenburg Resolves, I. 60-62.

Pearre. Brig.-Gen. N. B., commanding Arkansas troops, IL 10.

Pearl River, Federal forces cross, II. 326; Polk expects Federals to cross, 330.

Peasl—, John, signs request for Thomas Polk's appointment to Salisbury District, I. 30, note.

Peavine Church, Polk's position near, IL 240; Bragg's belief in Crittenden's location at, 240; Palmer's operations near, 241.

Pedce River, I. 29, 42.

Pcet, Rev. . I. 123.

Pegram, Maj.-Gen. John, in battle of Murfrecsboro, IL 179; movements, positions, etc., before and during the battle of Chickamauga, 237, 241, 248, 252.

Pemberton, Lt.-Gen. John C, Polk's

Froposal to separate his department, I. 211; besieged in Vicksburg, 221; reconstruction of his army, 224, 316; Bragg desires to retain, 291; feeling of the troops toward, 291; declines to replace Ilill, 297.

Pennsylvania, removal of William Polk from Maryland to, I. 4; travel in, 101» 104.

Pensacola, Fla., Bragg's army en route for Tennessee from, II. 84; withdrawal of troops from, for service in the West, 87; Bragg's administration in, 89.

Perils and adventures in missionary work, I. 157-175.

Digitized by



periodical literature, in United SUtes, sixty years ago, I. 221.

Perkins, John Jr., member of Confederate Ck>ngrefls from Louisiana, 1.681; appeals to Polk to withdraw his resignation. 381, 382.

Perrin, Col. R. O., commanding at I^uderdale, II. 330.

Perryville. Ky., Ruckner*s position near, II. 146; Polk's march to, 140; Cheatham's position near, 146; Polk's arrival at, 146; Buell's advance on, 148, 149; general movements before, 149; Bragg's official report of the battle, 149, 150. 152, 158, 175; Polk urges concentration at, 150; Hardee at, 150; formation of Hardee's line, 151; Cheatham moves to, 151; Buell's formation at, 151, 152; roads near, 152; Polk outnumbered at, 152; Polk's construction of Bragg's orders at, 152; Polk's council before, 153; the Confederate line at, 153; topographical aspects of the field, 153, 154; the battle, 154-158; Bragg's arrival on the field, 155; Polk left in full char^ce, 155; Polk develops the Federal hne, 155; gap in the Federal line at, 155; Bragg's claim that Polk disobeyed orders at, 155; Polk's left opposed to 8herid%n, 156; Bragg orders Polk to advance entire force, 156; Polk's official report, 157; gallantry of the Confederates, 158; losses on both sides, 158; Polk prai.ied by Bragg for success at, 158; Hill's march from Frankfort to, 159, 160; Bragg leaves for Harrodsburg, 159, 160; individual gallantry at, 160, incidents of the battle, 160-162; Polk's narrow escape from capture at, 161; Bragg's vacillation after, 158; failure of Bragg's plans at, attributed to Polk, 173; Gilbert's troops at, 168; Polk ordered to, 174; Buell's position at, 174; carnage at, 178; statement of troops engaged, killed, wounded, and missing at, from the Army of Tennessee, 286: percentage of loss at, 286; Polk on battle-field, 352. See also Buell, Cbbatham, Hardeb.

Personal character and sympathy, pastoral value 6f, I. 212.

Perth. I. 144.

Petersburg, Va., interest in work of Colonisation Society in, I. 112.

Pettus, jQhn J., governor of Mississippi, 11.63.

Philadelphia, revolutionary spirit in, I. 7; signing of Declaration of Independence in, 10; sittings of Continental Congress in, 10; providing a place of safety for the bells of, 14; Polk consults physician in, 127; the condition, contrasted, of negroes in Tennessee and in, 179; General Convention at, 243; visit to, 258.

Philosophy, Polk's standing in examination on, at West Point, I. 85; lack of study of, 108.

Phinehas, analogy of Polk's action to that of, I. 378.

Plnrsical sciences, Polk offered a professorship of, at Amherst, I. 98, 99.

Pickens, Gen. Andrew, Gen. William Polk reports to, at Salem, I. 42.

Pickett, Capt. W. D., Dahlgren gun explosion, II. 45, 46; disabled, 46.

Pinckney, Thomas, aide of Baron de Kalb, I. 21; Gates approaches Polk through, 21.

Pigeon Mountain, II. 235, 237.

Pillow, Gen. Gideon, humorous allusion to, I. 362, commander of Tennessee troops, II. 3; ordered to occupy New Madrid, 7, 8, 10; Arkansas troops for. 8; occupies New Madrid, 9; ordered to join Hardee, 12; advance of, 12; plans for advance on St. Louis, 12; disseasion between Hardee and, 12, 13; ordered to join Hardee in front of Ironton, 13: assigned to river-defense, 15; demand for guns for, 16; opposed by Fremont, 16; advance toward Ironton suspended, 17; occupies Columbus, 19; ordered back to New Madrid, 19; in battle of Belmont, 39-43; forces at Belmont, 39, 42; character of, 43; negotiations with Wallace for exchange of prisoners, 49, 50.

Pine Creek, Tex., missionary visit to, I. 167, 168.

Pine Mountain, death on, 1.362; Bates's pasition on, II. 371; Johnston invites Folk to make inspection of the works on, 371; the inspection beguu, 372; the scene from, 373; the fatal shot on, 373.

Pioneers, a race of, I. 1.

Pise, Dr., member of committee on constitution and statutes of the University, I. 259.

Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., Federal movement to, II. 84; occupied by the Federals, 88; Johnston ordenxl to strike the enemy at, 90; situation of, 92; position of tne Federal forces, 92; Grant's position at, 92; roads in the neighborhood of, 93, et seq.; distance from Mickey's, 99. See also Shilgh.

Plantation, life on the. I. 153, 200.

Plantation-garden, the, I. 200.

Plantation kitchen, the, I. 200.

Plantation States, views on slavery in, 1.224.

Planters, practical influence among, I. 183.

Plummer, Col. Joseph B., ordered to Sykeston, II. 38.

Phmdering, condemned by Polk and Grant. 11. 48.

Pocahontas, Miss., Hardee's expedition from, II. 8.

Point Pleasant, I. 179.

Digitized by



Poland, KoBciiuko*8 failure to liberate, I. 28; failure of the insurrection, 128; fall of. 129.

Politicians, the mamcs better than the, I. 312.

Polk, Alexander Hamilton (brother of LcNonidas), goes to school, I. 66; contemplated education at Wt^t Point, 78; visits Leonidas at the Seminary, 116; sickness of. 116. 117. 124; death and burial of, 124.

Polk, Alexander Hamilton (son of Gen. Leonidas Polk), birth of, I. 126; education of, 186; aide-de-camp to his father, 373; sent to Pres. Davis with the General's resignation, 373, 11. 67; conversation with the President, I. 384; in battle of Belmont, II. 47; service in the Confederate army, 114; death, 114.

Polk, Charles, acconipanies his brother Thomas to North Carolina, I. 4.

Polk, Charles, governor of Ddlaware, 1.4.

Polk, Charles Adams, birth. I. 110; death, 124. 125.

Pnlk. Elisabeth D., marriage of, II. 366.

Polk, Flackrel^ accompanies his brother Thomas to North Carolina, I. 4; takes protection from Comwallis, 36.

Polk, P>anc&s (daughter of the bishop), education of, I. 1S6.

Polk, Frances A. (Mrs. I.«onidas Polk); see also Dkverbux, FRANCE^4 A.; recollections of the bishop's early days, I. 106; goes to her home at Raleigh, 126; sickne^ of, 146; vinit to Raleigh, 151; position at close of the war, 152, note; narrative of life on the plantation, 153, 186, 204-208, 210; sacrifices of, 156; letter from, 146; letters to. 323. 324, 326, 355 359. TI. 29. 44-4S, 53, 73. 74, 80, 81, S;j-85, 114, 115. 177. 211-215, 282. 284, 2S.5. 362-366; inheritance of slave propertv, I. 182. 183; character and personality, 187-191, 194, 199-204; government of her children, 187, 190, 195. 202; ancestry, 189; a helpmeet for her husband, 201; her slow courage, 201; self-reproach, 201: needlework, 202; knittinic, 202; corrcHpondence, 202, 203; failure of eye.sight, 202, 203; love of reading, 203; work during the cholera outbreak, 204; renmant of her property, 208, 209; impaired health, 210; notes on the University idea, 210; sacrifices of, in behalf of the University, 253; letters to, from Bishop Hopkins, 260, 261, 356; retreat found for, at Se-we.nee, 322-325; the house burned, 325, 326: settled st Nashville, 53; settles temporarily in Raleigh, 177; prepares narrative for her children, 344; extracts from the narrative, 344-316: buried with her husljand. 354; letters from Bishops Hopkins. Atkin-

son and Wilmer. 391-303; Bishop Elliott's tribute to. 393.

Polk. George. I. 147, 153; cares for General Worth's old war-horse. 74; interest in Rattle and Snap, 147; ill health of. 167.

Polk. Henry, contemplated education at West Point. I. 78.

Polk. James K.. Speaker of the Houso of Representatives. I. 4; President of the United States. 4, 51, 154, II. 34; his father, I. 51; meeting with, 111; proposed retirement of. 111; interested in case ot Charles Alexander, 151.

Polk, Mrs. James K., I. 111.

Polk, John (eldest son of Robert P. and Magdalen Tasker), eldest son of Robert Pollock (1st), I. 4; marriage of, 4.

Polk. Leonidas. ancestry. I. 1 et seq.; birth. 48; personality, 52. 63. 65. 69, 74, 106. 155, 188. 189, 200, 202, 206. 207, 209, 211-218, 235, 236. 302. 301, 309, 310, 321, 322, 327, 354, 357, 360. 365, 368, II. 32, 37, 53-5,5, 67-59, 73, 74, 83. 105. 106, 118, 119, 213-215. 328, 344-346. 352. 353, 358-^61, 367, 368. 387. 389, 394. 396-399; childhood, I. 63, 6t; entered at Univerrity of North Carolina, 64; as a singer of patriotic songs, 64; appointed to West Point, 66; enters the military Academy, 69; his comrades at West Point, 70. 74, 75: life at West Point, 69 et seq.; difficulties with Col. Thayer. 78 et He<i.; grievances m regard to the drawing class, 80 et seq.; conversion, 88 et seq.; baptism, 9^; offered a professorship at Amherst, 99; determines to enter the ministry, 99; travel in New England, Canada, New York, and Pennsylvania. 101 et seq.; resigns his commission, 104; prepares for the ministry, 104 et seq.; engrigement to Miss Dievereux. 106; enters the Seminary at Alexandria, 107; mission work at Alexandria. 118; ordained deacon. 121; marriage. 121: ministry in Richmond. 121 et w<]|<; impaired health. 123 et seq.; ministers to his dying brother Hamilton, 124; death of his brother Charles. 124; birth of his first child, 126; resigns ch.arge at Richmond, 126; ordained priest, 126; honieback travel, 127; sails for Europe, 127; European travel, 127-H4; stricken with cholera, 138; settles in Tennessee, 146: death of his father, 147; takes charge of parish of Columbia, 151; financial embarrassments, 152; appointed Mis-sionar>' Bishop of the Southwest, 153; consecration, I.M; his episconate and its responsibilities and buraens, 156 et sea.; settles in Ix)uisiana, 177: elected bishop of Ix>uisiana, 178: life as a sugar-planter, 183 et seq.; pe-

Digitized by



runiarv embarraasmentii, 183; death of the bishop's mother, 185; home life nt I>eighton, 186 et acq.; a scourge of cholera, 203-206; the bishop attacked for the second time, 205; disaster from a tornado, 206; episcopal work, 208; outbreak of yellow fever on the plantation, 208: loss of Uighton, 208; purchases cotton lands in Midsis.-uppi, 209; removes to New Orleans, 2()9; inception of the University idea, 210 (see Univeiwity or the South); the prowth of the University scheme, and it« partial uchievernent, 219-297; the approuch of secession, 298 et soq.; Polk's position recarding the attitude of the Church, conse<|uent on .«cco»-sion, 302 et seq.; burning of Mrs. Polk's cottage at Sewauee, 325; causes leading to his taking up the sword, 350 ei seq.; commissioned as major-o;eneral, 358; assumes command at Memphis, 358; endeavors to resign his commission, 363 et Be<i., paaaim; resigns all episcopal and most

f)ricj'tly functions. 303; criticisms of lis course, 358 et seq.; assigned to command of Department No. 2, II. 1; endeavors to have A. S. Johnston appointed in his stead, 2; movements, administration, and plans in east Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky, 3 et seq.; Island No. 10, Columbus, and P^ort Pillow, 10 et seq.; the neutrality of Kentucky, 18 et seq.; charged with defense of the Mississippi, 36 ct seq.; in battle of Belmont, 37 et s»eq.; narrow escape from danger by exploding cannon, 14; interviews and correspondence with Grant, 48-52; defense of Columbus, 62 et seq.; evacuation of Columbus, 81; concentration of the army at Corinth, 88; as.signed to command the First Corps, 89; movements, positions, orders relative thereto, etc., before and during the battle of Shiloh, 90 et seq.; withdrawal to Tupelo, 117; the Kentucky campaign, 1^ et seq.; movements leading up to Perrj'ville, 127 et seq.: assumes command of the Army of MiH.sts.sippi during Bragg's absence at Ixixington, 135; orders from Bragg regarding movements before Perrvville, 137 et seq.; calls council of wing and division com-msnders, 140; decides to act contrary to Bragg's orders, 141; blamed by Bragg, 144; movements, po.sitions, etc., in the battle of Perrj-Arille, 147 ct seq.; personal adventure at Perry-ville, 161, 162; blamed by Bragg for failure of plans at Perryvilie, 162; commi.s.sioned as lieutenant-general, 170; the battle of Murfreesboro, 178 et seq.; n-lircs to Shelbyviile, 196; relations with Bragg, 199 et acq.; the

Tullahoma campaign, 217 et seq.; the battle of Chickamauga, 233 et seq.; headquarters at Alexander's Bridge, Bragg's orders for the battle of the 20th, and the difficulties with Gen. Hill, 253 et seti.; asked by Brag^ for causes of delay on the mornmg of the 20th, and reply to request, 292 <it seq.; relieved from command, 298; charges preferred by Bragg, 299; charges dismissed, 300; a-ssigned to Hardee's position, 300; reorganizes Pemberton s army, 316; assigned to command the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and east I^uisiana, 318; defense of Mobile, 321; operation against Sherman, 324 et seq.; closing scenes of family life, 344-346; openmg of the AtUinta campaign, 347; ordered to Johnston's asstotance, 34S; reports to Johnston at Dalt^n, 351; baptizes Hood and Johnston, 353, 354; retreat from New Hope Church, 359; popularity with the army, 360; last letters, 362 et seq.; lai!>t days on earth, 367 et se(|.; the fatal shot, 373; lyin^ in state, and funeral, 383 et seq.; tnbutes, 385 et seq.; correspondence: (with Bragg) II. 96, 144-146. 203-205; (Pres. Buchanan) I. 298, 300, 352; (Pres. Davis) I. 352, 353. 362, 370, 371, 373, 374, 379, 380, 383, 384, II. 13-15, 26-20. 63, 69, 73, 206, 207, 209. 211. 299. 303 317, 324. 328-330; (Stephen Elliott) I. 237-243, 256-258, 354, 359-361. 363, 364, 368, II. 118, 119; (N. B. Forrej?t) II. 282; (John Fulton)

I. 369; (U. 8. Grant) II. 49-52; (Hardee) II. 13. 151; (E. J. Harvie)

II. 319, 320; (Gen. Hilh II. 261, 263. 2<M, 295; (J. H. Hopkins) I. 260; (J. Johns) I. 163; (J. M. Johnson) II. 23; (A. S. John.ston) I. 372, 373, II. 36, 37, 68. 72. 73: (J. E. Johnston) II. 370; (R. E. Ixh;) H. 289-291; (B. J. Lopsing) I. 35-37; (B. Magoffin) II. 21, 22. 25: (J. H. Mcllvaine) I. 117, 118, 121, 123, 1.37, 1.38. 146, 163-165; (W. Meade) I. 366. 375-377; (J. H. Otev) I. 367,368. 377, 379; (J. Perkin?. Jr.) I. 381, 382; (E. D. Polk) II. 118; (members of his family collectively) II. 339, 361, 367; (F. A. Polk) see Polk, F. A.; (Mary Polk) I. 65, 66, 142; (Sarah Polk) tiee Polk, Sarah; (William Polk) see Polk, William; (Horatio Potter) I. 310-310. 324; (K. Raynor) I. 248, 249; (Mrs. K. Raynor) I. 185. 203, 204.

Polk, Lucius, I. 104; residence in Tennessee. 146; friendship of, 153; married at the White, 182.

Polk, Lucius E., in battle of Chickamauga. J I. 271, 278; gallant charge at Chickamauga, 278.

Digitized by



Polk. Maedalen. I. 3.

Polk, Marshall T., captain of Confederate artillery, II. 49; sent to Grant with flag of truce, 40; wounded at Shiloh, 107.

Polk, Mary, Muter to Tx^onidas, I. 65; letters to, 65. 66, 142; marries Senator Badger, 05; contemplated visit to, 69; announces the birth of a brother, 110; death of, 151.

Polk, Nancv, I. 4.

Polk, Ophelia, I. 111.

Polk, Robert (Pollock), descendants of. I. 4; descendants of, in the battle ot Shiloh, II. 114.

Polk, Rufus, I. 99. 153; interest in Ratr tie and Snap, 147.

Polk, Sallio H., I. 326; visit to her fathor, II. 344.

Polk, Samuel, father of Provident Polk, I. 49; agent for William Polk, 49, 50.

Polk, Sarah, letters to, I. 70, 71, 77, 78, 116, 117, 147-150; disappointment at her son's entering the ministry, 106; letter from, 110; promoter of railway enterprise, 149, 150; visit from, 153, 154; character, 185; the bishop's love for, 185; death of, 185.

Polk, Susan, I. 153.

Polk, Thomas (grandfather of Leo-nidas), birth ot, I. 4; emigrates from Pennsylvania to North Carolina, 4; marries Susan Spratt, 4; acquires an estate, 5; large family of. 5; chosen member of the Provincial Assemblv of North Carolina, 5; resists Selwyu s exactions, 5; aids in establishing an academy, 6; colonial patriotism of as against the mother country, 6, 7; leader in the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 7; seal for American independence, 7; preparations for the Revolution, 9; a leader and master spirit, 10; calls meeting of Mecklenburg citiaens, 10; on Provincial Committee of Peace and Safety, 12; appointed colonel of minute-men, 12; service under Washington, 13; leads North Carolina troops against South Carolina Tories, 12; colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Continental troops, 12; participates in defense of Charleston, 13; troops praised by Gen. Charles Lee, 13; winter at Wilmington, 13; joins Washington in New Jersey^ 13; assigned to Lord Sterling's division, 13; convoys baggage-train to Bethlehem, Penn., 14; at Valley Forge, 14, 15; intercourse with Washington, 15; field returns of his regiment, 15; Valley Forge memorial, 15, note; ordered to procure supplies for North Carolina troops, 16; leaves Valley Forge, 16; removed from command, 17; continued in rank, 17; authorised to raise now regiment, 17; hostility of

the Alexanders to. 18, 19; offered position of commissary-general in Gates's army. 21; services in the Revolution, 20; flight of his family. 22; residence at Charlotte, 22; his property confiscated by Comwallis, 22; letter to the Board of War, 23; letters to Gen. Greene, 23, 29, 30; pledges his own credit for supplies For the American troops, 22; use of his own credit for public service, 38, 39; report to Board of War of battle of King's Mountain, 23; recruits troops, 23; letter to Gen. Greene, 28, 29; commissioned brigadier-general by Gen. Greene, 30; the commission not confirmed. 31; receives commission of colonel-commandant from the Assembly, 31; returns the commvi-sion, 31; Gov. Burke's opinion of, 32; awumes duties in Salisbury district, 30; relieved from command in Salisbury District, 31; military talents, 33, 34; turns to civil government, 34; visited by Elkanah Watson, 34; death and burial, 34; accused of having taken protection from Comwallis, 34-37; posthumous attack on, 34-37; birth of his eldest son, 37; character of, 38; reads the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. May 20,1775,7; difficulties m provisioning the army, 23-29; retains oflUcc ot district commissary, 27; relinquishefl office of commissary of the forces, 26, 27, 28; on Gen. Gates's knowledge of his resources, 27; at Salisbury, 26; Greene's confci^ ence with, 27; urges appointment of Major Davie. 28; character and sei^ vices, 28, 29; debt of the States to, 27; home looted by Comwallis, 28; at Ruglcy's Mills, 34; adherence to Washington during winter of 1777-78, 40; a surveyor in North Carolina, 6; a member of Assembly in North Carolina, 47; connection with the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 54-56; trustee of North Carolina University, 47; services to DaWdson Academy, 47; prominence in Ma.sonic order, 47.

Polk, Thomas (uncle of Leonidas); killed at Eutaw Springs, I. 45.

Polk, Thomas (brother of I>eonidas), I. 104, 182.

Polk, Trustcn, governor of Missouri and United States Senator, I. 4, note.

Polk. Washington, I. 99.

Polk family, origin obscure, I. 1, 2; strong affection between its members, 65, 182; Leonidas's estimate of, 66; military traditions of, 101, 106: community of interest in, 156; influence in Maury County. Tenn., 182; the cholera m, 205; thoughtfulnoss for others, 207.

Digitized by



Polk, William Qtreat-snndfatber of liConidaa), mamafire of, I. 4; removes from Maryland to PennflylvaDia, 4.

Polk, William (father of Leonidas), of the Fourth South Carolina Regiment, I. 38; ordered to raise the Fourth Regiment of South Carolina Horse, 43; birth of. 37; youthful disposition for mischief. 37; education ofj 37; military spirit in, 37; commissioned second lieutenant in Third South Carolina Regiment, 38; at Ninety-six, 38; at Dorchester, S. C, 38; at Granby, 38; in active service, 38, 39; captures Col. Fletcher, 38; captures Captain York, 39 { shot through the shoulder, 39, 40; sickness, 39: chosen Major of the Ninth North Carolina Regiment, 39; takes command of the Ninth North Carolina Regiment, 40: joins Wanhington, 40; in battles of Brandywine and Germantown, 40; wounded at Germantown, 40, 41; in winter 9uarter8 at Valley Forge, 40; loses his command, 41; recruiting services, 41; friendship with Andrew Jackson, 41; on staff of Gen. Caswell, 41; at battle of Camden, 41; service with Gen. Davidson, 41; noission to the Maryland Council and to Thomas Jefferson, 41; association with Kosciusko, 42; assists Davidson to raise troops in North Carolina, 42; at battle of Cowan's Ford, 42; leads remnants of Davidson's North Carolina troops, 42; skirmishes with Com-wallis, 43; pursues Col. Pyle. 43; commissioned as lieutenant-colonel, 43; at siege of Orangeburg, 43: an action at Dorchester, 43; in battle of Eutaw Springs, 44,45; narrow escapes of, 45; personal encounters, 40; services toward the close of the Revohi-tionary War, 46; encounter with Tarleton, 46; personal strength, 46; appointed surveyor-general of the Middle District of North Carolina, 46; represents Davidson County in the House of Commons, 46; marries Griselda Gilchrist, 48; removes to Raleigh, 4^; marries Sarah Hawkins 48; services in civil capacities, 48, 49, 60; elected president of the State Bank of North Carolina, 48; president of the State Bank of North Carolina, 48; resigns bank presidency, 48; declines brigadiership, 48; appointed to attend Lafayette lor North Carolina, 48; ludicrous incident at reception of Lafayette, 49; delivers address of welcome to Lafayette, 50; influence in Tennessee. 51; estates in Tennessee, 61; the personal friend and contemporary of Andrew Jackson, 61; death and burial of, 51, 147, 149; character and personality of, 62; disappointment at I^onidas's determination to

abandon a military career, 52, 63; feelings on his son's religious position, 6?, 53; birth of Loonidas, 48; presides at a Fourth of July dinner, 64, 65; correspondence with Leonidas, 66-69, 72, 73, 75, 85-88, 95-100, 102-104, 108-116, 119-121, 126-129, 142; his title of general, 72; State commissioner for reception of Lafayette, 75, 76; Leonidas communicates his conversion to, 94-97; fears in regard to his son's conversion, 96 et sea.; refuses sanction to acceptance of professorship at Amherst, 99; disappointment nt Leonidas's determination to enter the ministry, 100, 101, 104, 106-108; desire that Leonidas should travel, 101; relations with Leonidas, 106, 148; opposition to Leonidas's leaving the army, 106; meeting with Col. Butler, 107; attends Jackson inauguration, 113, 114.

Polk, William (brother of Loonidas), I. 104, 116.

Polk, William, II. 271.

Polk, William M., withdrawn from Virginia Military Institute, I. 323; to remain with the corps, 324; letter from Gen. Stewart, II. 70, 71; at New Madrid, 84, 86; sent to Fort Pillow, 85: at Shiloh. 114; visits home after Shiloh, 118; letter from Gen. Buell, 168-172; delivers order to Cheatham at Chickamauga, 251; testimony as to Maj. I/ce's deliveiy of Bragg s message to General Polk, 265. note; the general's last interview with, 371.


Polk's battery, in battle of Shiloh, II. 107.

Polk's folly, I. 3,

Pollock, original form of the family name, I. 2; transition of the name into Polk, 3.

Pollock family, arms and motto of, I. 2.

Pollock, John, estate of, in Scotland, I. 2; emigrates to Ireland, 2, 4.

Pollock, Robert (son of John Pollock), in Col. Tasker's legiment in the Parliamentary army, I. 2; emigrates to America, 3, 4; grants of land in Maryland to, 3; marries Magdalen Tasker, 3; family relics of, 3, 4; his eldest son, 4.

Pollok, Frances, mother of Frances Polk, I. 189.

Pollok, Thomas, of Balgra, president of the colony of North Carolina, I. 189; great-grandfather of Mrs. Frances Polk, 189.

Polytechnic School, France, standing of, I. 72.

Pond Spring, McCook moved to, II. 2-i6.

Pontchartrain, Lake, railroad communication between Grenada and, II. 3M.

Digitized by



Pontotoc, Miss., Federal troops at, II. 329; Sooy Hmith's march to, 331.

Pope, Maj.-Gen. John, formii column at Cairo for operation on the rivers, II. 69; moving to attack New Madrid, 81.

Porter, Col., comrade of Robert Pollock, 1.3.

Port Hudson, Van Dom commandinc at, II. 122.

Potomac River, I. 109, 114; Federal raids on the, 377; lessening of active operations on, 380.

Potter, Horatio, Bishop of New York, letter from Polk to, I. 310-312, 324; letter to Bishop Polk from, 312, 313; sermon on national fast-day, 312,313.

Powell, Brig.-Gen., in battle of Perry-viUe, II. 167.

Prayer, form prescribed by the bishop to be used on Fast-Day, I. 303, 304.

Prayers, alterations and appointments of, I. 303, 304, 306-308.

Prentice, George D., member of Union Central Committee, II. 24.

Prentiss. Maj.-Gen. Benjamin M., sui^ render at Shiloh. II. 109, 113, 114.

Presbyter, an offending, I. 217, 218.

Presbyterian Church, John Pollock a member of, I. 2.

Presbyterians, scarcity of, in Ixiuisiana, I. 169.

Presidential election of 1860, excitement over, I. 298.

Presidential office, Polk's conception of the duties of the, I. 299, 300.

Press. See Books; Nbwspapbbs.

Preston, Brig.-Gen. William, in battle of MurfreeslMro, II. 189; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chicka-mauga, 251-253, 268, 276. 277. 279, 280.

Preston, Gen. William, aide-de-camp to A. S. Johnston, II. 103; letter in regard to the council before Shiloh, 103.

Preston, John S., orator at laying of comer-stone of the University, I. 261; eulo^v of Bishop Polk, 261, 262.

Prevancation, abhorrence of, I. 188.

Price, Maj.-Gen. Sterling, joins McCul-lough, II. 6; Polk's aim to help, 6; Gov. Jackson's account of his forces, 7, 8, 10; to advance on Springfield, Mo., 8; inaccuracy of Gov. Jacluon's report as to his strength, 10; McCul-lough refuses to cooperate with, 10; ezagi^rated strength of, 11; Lvon prepares to attack, 12; seeks Mc-CuUough's aid, 12, 64. 65; Hardee's expectations of supjport from, 13; supplied b>r Polk with mimitions, 30; operations in Missouri, 30, 31, 64. 65; force in Missouri, 31; Fremont plans to chedk reinforcements for, 37, 3S; Polk asks for energetic action from, 63; supplied by Polk with batteries, 63; answer to Polk, 64-67; expiration

of enlistments, 65; letter to McCul-lough, 66; offers to unite with Polk, 67; opinion of Pres. Davis on Bragg's charges against, 133.

Priest, ordamed, I. 126.

Priestlv functions, the last exercise of the bishop's, I. 363.

Prisoners, negotiations between Grant and Polk on exchange of. II. 49-52.

Private fortunes, decay of, I. 208.

Probation for orders, 1.107 et seq.

Proctor's Station, Ky., seizure of the railroad at, II. 127.

Pronunciation, peculiarities of, I. 212.

"Protection," British, during the Revolution, I. 31; charges against Thomas Polk of having taken, from Cornwal-Us, 34-37.

Protestant Episcopal Church, a fault common to, 1.122; wisdom of her call to Polk, 155, 156; Triennial General Convention of the (1841), 178; election of Polk to bisnopric of Louisiana by, 178; gains by Polk's election to the bishopric, 181, 184; relations to other aonominations, 225, 226; function in establishing the University, 225, 226; Gov. Swain's opinion of, 235, 257; salvation of, 237. 238; dividing lino between North and South in, 238-241; strength of, in the South, 240; public confidence in, 242; action of the University scheme, 244; nationalization of feeling in the, 249;

. sole charge of the University of the South reposed in, 276; effect of secession upon, 304 et seq.; geographical boundaries of the, 315 et seq.; the vow of consecration in, 317, 319; constitutional bonds in, 338 et sea.; effect of the Revolution in establishing, 343 et se(i.; Convention of 1861, 360; Polk's Ubors for the, 365.

Protestant Episcopal Church in North Carolina, tribute of the Council of. to Bishop Polk. II. 397, 398.

Protestants, settle in the north of Ire-Und. I. 2.

Proverbs, the bishop's fondne<« for Solomon's, I. 194.

Prussia, the bishop's study of the educational system of. I. 210; educational reports of. consulted by Polk and Elliott, 256, note.

Prytania Street Chapel, New Orieans. 1. 195.

Public printer, debates in House of Representatives on election of, I. 113.

Public spirit, I. 242.

Purdy. II. 96; roads in the neighborhood. 94 et seq.; Cheatham ordered to assemble his troops at, 95; Cheatham's march from, preceding Shiloh, 99.

Purdy Road, the. II. 95, 96; Bragg's advance along the, 95; movements of troc^M on, 96.

Digitized by



Puritanical profemionB, the bishop's dislike of, I. 212.

Puaeyism, letter to Mcllvaine on, 1.104.

Pyle, Col., pursued by William Polk, 1.43.

Quakers, diasuasiona by, aeainat patriotism, I. 58.

Quebec, visit to, I. 102.

Queen's College. Charlotte. N. C. establishment of, I. 6; the "Southern Cradle of Liberty," 6; prosperity, 6; burned by British troops, 6; William Polk educated at, 37.

Queen's University, Ireland, educational reports of, consulted by Polk and Elliott. I. 254.

Quincy, Mass., first railroad in the United States at, I. 102.

Quintard, Rev. Charles T., bishop of Tennessee, revisits site of the University, I. 265; elected vice-chancellor of the University, 205: attends the meeting of the council, 304: in camp with Polk, II. 214; prepares books for the army, 369, 387; conducts services over Gon. Polk's body at St. Luke's Church, AtUuUH, 383.

Quit rents, provisions of Mecklenbui^g Resolves, 1. 61.

Race antasonism, II. 340. Race-horses, Polk's brothers' connection with, I. 110. Racour, percentage of loss at, II. 287. Railroad the first in the United States,

I. 102; Polk's first journey by, 142, 143.

Railroad communications, deficiency of, in Department No. 2, II. 35.

Railroads, Polk an enthusiastic promoter of, I. 150; influence in cementing the Union, 150; Mrs. Sarah Polk a promoter of, 140, 150; in the cotton-belt, 234; destroyed by Shormnn, II. 327, 328, 3:«; rebuilt by Polk, 331, 334; utility of, in Atlanta campaign, 338.

Riiins, hinder movements before Shiloh,

II. 03, 98, 99, 103; mfluence in Tullar homa campaii^, 210, 220; discomforts of, in Alabama, 359, 360, 305, 368. 369.

Raleigh, N. C, archives at, cited, I. 20; removal of William Polk to. 48; death of William Polk at, 51; birth of I^eonidas Polk at, 48; Kemp P. Battle':: centenary address at, 49, 50: Lafayette at, 76; resignation dated from. 104; visits to, 124, 126, 127, 142. 145, 150, II. 176; death of Ham-ilton Polk at, 112; death of William Polk 2d at, 135; the first railway in, 137, 138.

Ramlllics, percentage of loss at, II. 2S7.

Randolph. Tonn.. forces at, II. 9, 10; Pillow's expedition from, 11.

Rattle and Snap, I. 147.

Rawdon, Lord, has the Carolinaa at his

mercy, I. 29. Rayner, Kenneth, letter to, I. 248, 249. Rayner, Mra. Kenneth, the bishop's

sister, I. 185; letters to, 185. 203. 204. Reading. Mrs. Polk's love of, I. 203. Rebel yell, the, II. 279, 280. Rebuke, the bishop's power of, I. 214-

218 Red River, I. 166, 167, 195; boundanr

of the Department of the West, 386;

boundary of Department No. 2, fl.

1; preparations for campaign on, 323,

324. Reeder, , singer at Fourth of July

dinner, I. 64. Reed's Bridge, the Confederate line at,

II. 245; Thomas posted near, 246;

Forrest's attack on Thomas at, 248;

Bragg's quarters at, 283. Reedy River, capture of Loyalists on,

by Col. Thompson, I. 39. Roedyville, Tenn., Bragg's right at, II.


Bankhead's B&ttery of light Artillery, II. 114.

Blythe's Mississippi, II. 107.

Crescent Regiment, II. 109.

Maury Grays, II. 389.

Polk's battery, II. 107.

Turner's battery, II. 250, 266, note.

Walker's, II. 42.

1st Tennenec, II. 389.

2d Michigan battery, II. 110,116.

3d South Carolina, I. 38.

4th Continentals, I. 12.

4th South Carolina regiment, I. 38.

4th South Carolina Horse, I. 43.

8th Tennessee. II. 188.

9th North Carolina, I. 40.

11th Louisiana, II. 45.

16th Tenne^isee Volunteers, II. 188.

27th Illinois. II. 41. 47.

27th Tennessee, II. 112.

33d Tennessee, II. 112.

154th Tennessee Volunteers, II. 40, 41. Regulators, War of the. I. 5. Reid, Lieut. , on General Hill's

staff, II. 258; visito Polk at head-

auarters, 258; reinforcements, Polk's emands for, II. 16.

Relics, blood-stained, II. 337.

Religion, Leonidas Polk's feelings and convictions on, I. 52.

Religion in the army, II. 214, 215.

Religious services at home, I. 152.

Resaca, arrival of Ix>ring, Cante^, Polk, and Scott at, II, 348: position ana importance of, 349; Sherman's designs on, 349; Polk assumes command at. 349; Polk ordered to hold at all hasard«i. 350; McPherson seises the railroad at. 350: Confederate formation at, 350; battle of, 350-^1; re-

Digitized by



treat from. 351-354. 362; Polk on tho battle-field. 352. 353.

Retrospection, a birthday. II. 212. 213.

Revolution. Thomaa Polk's prn>ar»-tions for the. I. 8; William Polk's enthusiasm for, 38; the French. 123. 129.

Revolutionary disorders, dangers of. I. 223.

Revolutionary spirit, variance in. in different colonies, I. 6.

Revolutionary War, end of. I. 43; opening of. 37; veterans attend nemi-centennial of Mecklenburg Declaration. 50.

Reward of good conduct, a, 1.198.

Reynolds, Col., regiment zMsnt to A. S. Johnston, II. 64.

Reynolds, Maj.-Gen. Joseph J., movements, positions, etc., before and during the battle of Chickamauga, II. 239, 248, 250, 252, 2G9, 270, 275-278; at Polk's funeral. 383.

Reynolds, Sir Joshua, designer of window at New College Chapel, I. 141.

Richardson, Brig.-Gcn. Richard, commanding South Carolina Provincial . troops, 1. 12; relieves Colonel Williamson at Ninety-six, 39.

Richmond, Ky.. defeat of Nelson at, by Kirby Smith, II. 126.

Richmond, Lieut. William B.. aide-de camp to General Polk. II. 91. 109, 111, 196,199, 250; bearer of Withers's and Cheatham's protect to Bragg, 196, 200; Bragg's reply to, to communication from Cheatham and Withcm, 196; notes on the situation at Tullahoma, 220, 222; note as to retreat to Chattanooga. 223. 224; in battle of Chickamauga. 250; killed at Chickamauga. 284. 285; Polk's euIos>' of. 285.

Richmond, Va., interest in work of Colonisation Society in, I. 112; ordination in, 118, 121; first pastoral work in, 119. 121-124; Episcopal churches in, 123; Polk returns to, from Raleigh, 124; resigns charge at, 126; removal of seat of government to, 352; visits to, 354-359, 362; visiting the troops at, 355, 359: defense of, II. 2, 3; Governor Jackson goes to, for assistance, 7; Confederate Congress at, 41; Ptes. Davis's informal dinner in, 54, 55; N. R. Jennings goes to, to seek reinforcements, 6.); Hamilton Polk sent to, with his father's resijsnation, 73; Beauregard's confident dispatch to, from the field of Shiloh, 111; Kirby Smith's proposal of campaign submitted to, and approved by the authorities at, 122; Bragg's complaints to, 132; Bragg reports at, after Perryville, 164; Bragg returns from, 165; Polk or-to, 165; Polk's stay in, 176;

Kirby Smith summoned to, 190, 201; news of Bragg's discussion with his oflScers reaches, 202; Polk reoom-mends Bragg for service in, 207, 209, 210; Brags ordered to report at, 208; Polk's influence at, 208; Bragg assigned to duty at, 316; the news of Polk's death in, 374.

Ridge (or Bark) road, the, II. 94-96.

Ringgold, Ga., distance from Chattanooga, II. 236; Crittenden's march toward, 238; Crittenden's position near, 239, 240; Crittenden's march from. 241; arrival of Longstroet at. 245.

Rio Grande, A. S. Johnston's journey from Ixie Angeles to the, I. 356.

Ritual, the bishop's laxity in matters of the. I. 212, 251, 216.

Roads, deficiency of, in Department No. 2. 11. 35; bad condition of, 74, 96, 97, 99, 212, 219, 238, 341, 345; condition near Pittsburg Landing, 93; excellence of, Kentucky, 128; around Perryville, 152; Sherman's orders to destroy. 322.

Roanoke, The, plantation of John Devereux, in North Carolina, I. 192.

Robb, James, nurses the bishop through the cholera, I. 205.

Roberts, Pnscilla, marries William Polk, I. 4.

Robertson, , presents Polk at ordination, I. 122.

Robertson, Gen. James, I. 47.

Robinson, Robert, certifies to genuineness of Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. I. 56.

Rochester, N. Y., I. 103.

Rock Spring Church, Polk ordered to, II. 240, 243.

Rohan County, N. C. Col. Tarleton on, I. 9.

Rolling ball, the, I. 191.

Roman, Col. Alfred, author of "Military Operations of Gen. Beauregard," II. 91.

Roman Catholics in Louisiana, I. 169, 184, 210.

Rome, Ga., road to Chattanooga from, II. 236; distance from Chattanooga, 236; vulnerability of, 237; McCook ordered toward, 237; Logan ordered to threaten, 322, 324.

Rome, Italy, visit to, I. 132. 133, 136.

Rosecrans, Maj.-Gen. William S., commanding in west Tennessee. 11. 1^, 124; opposed to Van Dom in west Tennessee, 124; defeats Van Dom, 132; in command at Nashville, 177: replaces Buell, 177; movements ana positions, orders relative thereto, etc., before and during the battle of Mur-freesboro, 178, 179, 181, 182, 192; his leaders at Murfreesboro, 178,.179; strength at Murfreesboro, 178, 179, 197; losses, 188, 198; ability of, 181,

Digitized by



182; skillful resistance at Miirfrecs-boro, 192; fortifies MurfrooHboro, 218; bis strength, 218; makes dornonstra-tion against Polk at Shelby ville, 218; reaches Manchester, 218; plans for Tullahoma campaign, 218; destrojrs railroad behind Bra^, 218, 210; Bragg's ignorance of his designs, 210; his movement on Manchcdtor discovered, 210; assembles his army at Manchester, 222; movements and positions, orders relative thereto, etc.. before and during the battle of Chickaraauga, 208, 234, 235, 237-241, 244-246, 248. 252, 253. 256, 268-271, 273-270; activity of, 234; makes demonstration at Blytbc's Ferry, 234; Polk urges striking him in detail, 238; wakes to sense of his peril, 241; Polk's proposal to strike, 245; strength in buttle of the 10th, 252, 253; bears tostiinony to the intrepidity and skill of Confederate troops, 253; forre.-i brought into action at Chicka-mauga on the 2Cth. 260, 270; retreat to C.^hattanooga, 282; breathing-time at Chattanooga, 283; relief comes to, 285; Longstrect's suggested attack on his communications, 288; Lee endeavors to prevent Meade from reinforcing Ronocrans, 200.

Ross, barony of, I. 3.

Ross, John, Cherokee chief, I. 170; cordially entertains the bishop, 170; changes his denirnnor, 170; the change explained, 170, 171.

Rofis, Gen., Lawrence S., movements, positions, etc., in Meridian campaign, II. 327.

Rossvillc, Ga., II. 236; Polk proposes to occupy, 245; the State Road at, 246, 247; Forrest's position near, 282.

Rouen, journey through, I. 128; cathedral of, 139.

Round Forest, II. 181; Rosecran's position at, 181: hot fighting at, 188-193; capture and recapture of, 190, 101; strength of the Federal position in, 103; reason for not using more artillery at, 193.

Rousseau, Maj.-Gen. Lovell H, in battle of Murfreosboro, II. 170, 185.

Rowan County, N. C, militia prepare for contest with Comwallis's troops, I. 22; Davidson raises troops in, 42.

Royal negro blood, I. 103.

Royalty, American homage to, I. 131, 132; true, 193.

Rubrics, the bishop's laxity with regard to, I. 212, 251, 216.

Rucker, Gen. E. W., account of Dahl-gren gun explosion, II. 45, 46.

Rugely's Mills, Continental forces at, I. M.

Rugglcs, Brig.-Oen. Daniel, ordered to attack Sooy Smith's column, II. 329; at Polk's funeral, 383.

Russell, Brig.-Oen., his brigade in bat-Uo of Shiloh. II. 107, 108, 110, 111; receives Prentiss's sword. 109.

Rutherford, Col. Griffith, leads North CaroUna troops against South Carolina Tories, I. 12.

Rutledgo, John, governor of South Carolina, I. 43; commissions William Polk as lieutenant-colonel, 43.

Rutledge, Rt. Rev. Francis H., approves the University scheme, I. 243; member of committee on constitution and statutes of the University, 259.

Sabbath in Louisiana, the, I. 169, 184, 185; the bishop's observance of, 184, 185.

Sailors to the rescue, I. 160, 161.

St. Elmo, Castle of, I. 136.

St. Francisvillo, La., annual convention of the diocese at, I. 328 et seq.; Polk's address before the convention. 320, 330, 336 et scq.; vindication of the bishop at, 332 et seq.

St. JameH Parish, La., proposed removal from New Orleans to, i. 210; appropriation for college at, 210; destruction of buildings, 210.

St. John's Chapel, I. 175-178. .

St. John's Church, Savannah, represented at General Polk's funeral, II. 384

St. Louis, Mo., Polk threaten^ II. 6-8; Pillow's plans for advance on, 12; Hardee doubts of success in attack on, 13; Price contemplates moving on, 31; a vital point of the enemy, 35; hopes for emancipating, 63; Polk's suggestion for attack on, 64; Grant forms column at, for operations on the rivers, 69.

St. Luke's Theological Hall, presented to the University of the South, I. 266.

St. Luke's Church, Atlanta, Gen. Polk's body lying in state in, II. 383.

St. Paul preaching in Rome, I. 133; landing-place of, in Italy, 136; possible peculiarities of his evangelising journeys, 104.

St. Paul's Church, Augusta, Gen. Polk's funeral at, II. 384-386.

St. Paul's Church, New Orleans, I. 331; consecration of, IG2; meeting of the Cktnvention of the Diocese of Louisiana in, II. 398.

Sfdary, the bishop's carelessness about drawing, I. 200; a settled, 209.

Salem, N. C, William Polk reports to General Pickens at, I. 42.

Salisbury, N. C, raisinc^ minute-men in. I. 12; American militia at, 23; arrival of General Gates at, 24; Col. Polk at, 26; deplorable condition of affairs at, 41.

Salisbury District, field-officers of, request appointment of Thomas Polk in room of Gen. Davidson, I. 30;

Digitized by



importanre of command of, 32; aer-vice of militia, 30; Thomas Polk relieved from command in, 31; Col. Locke appointed to command in, 31; diabandment of militia in. 31.

Salt River, Ky., croesed by BucU's troops, II. 138; Anderson's position on, 146; Buell's troops at. 169.

Saluda River, I. 38; Loyalist camp on, 30.

Salvisa, Ky., position of. II. 148; Kirby Smith at, 148. 149; AlUton's cavalry at, 149; Wither's position near, 149; movements of troops near, 150.

Samuel the Prophet, analogy of Polk's action to that of, I. 378.

Sand Mountain, Tenn., Federal crossing of, II. 235; road over, 237.

Santa Anna asylum, Mrs. Polk considers retiring to, II. 345.

Santec. I. 31.

Saunders, David. I. 68.

Savage, Col. John H., colonel of 16th Tennessee Volunteers. II. 188.

Savannah, Ga., appointed meeting of University workers st, I. 257.

Savannah, Tenn., landing of Federal army at. II. 81; occupied by the Fedei|^ls, 88; Buell's approach to, 92; roads in the neighborhood of, 98 et seq.

Savannah road, Bragg's movements on, II. 95, 96.

Saxe. Marshal, percentage of loss at Racour, II. 287.

Sayers, Capt., captured at Chicka« mauga, II. 285.

Schoepl. Brig.-Gen. Albin, position at Perryville, II. 155.

Sciences, promotion of, in the South,

I. 229.

Scotch Highlanders, Cape Fear River

colony. I. 13; loyalty, 13; McDon>

aid's icadenhip, 13. ScotUnd, journey to, I. 142, 144. Scott, Thomas, commentator, I. 144. Scott, Gen. Wmfield, reviews cadets at

West Point, I. 71; personal appeaiv

ance, 71. Scott, Mrs. Wmfield, I. 71. Scott. Brig.-Gen. Thomas M., arrives

at Resaca. II. 348. Scriptures, t^pes of the, I. 138. Sears. Gen., in camp at Altoona Creek,

II. 357. Seasickness, I. 127.

Secession, the signs of the times, I. 299; the questions before Polk concerning, 299; extent of Polk's influence on the secession question, 301; Polk's views as to constitutional right of. 302; Polk's views on the course of the Church in States adopting, 302 ct seq.; of Louisiana, 304; the statutes of the Church consequent on, 304 et seq.; the overthrow of a magnificent government structure, 310, 324; a

question of peace or war, 311; general ignorance of the results of. 312; doubtful States. 313; to be resisted by the Federal government, 323; unanimity of feeling for, in the Sou^, 324; differences of opinion in the South previous to, 350; these differences wiped out. 351; the right of, II. 18.

Secret service, Polk's, II. 69.

Sectionalism, influence of railways against, I. 150; growth of, 225. 245.

Sectional taunts against the Southern people. I. 235.

Sedan, percentage of loss at, II. 288.

Seddon. J. A., Confederate Secretary of the War. II. 288; I^ngstreet's letter to. regarding Bragg's incapacity, 288. 289. 303.

Seine River. I. 128.

Self, the sinking of, I. 153; the importance of being one's. 213.

Selma, Ala., vulnerability f, II. 237; Sherman's orders to move toward, 322; McPherson ordered to move on, 322; Sherman's movement on, 323; Fedeml designs on, 327; possibilities of Sherman's moving toward, 332; Sherman disclaims designs on, 333.

Selwin, Lord George, North Carolina grant, I. 5.

Seminary. Roe Alexandria, Va.

Setiuatchio Valley, Crittenden's troops in. II. 237.

Sermons, first, I. 121, 122; extemporary and written, 122; number preached on missionarv journey, 159.

Servants, the bishop's respect for his,

I. 185. See also Neorobs; Sijives. Sewanee. Tenn., Mrs. Polk's house at,

burned, 218, note, 325-327; visit to, 354; seeks to secure the site of the University, I. 249; chosen as site. 250; unfounded rumor of its malarial climate. 253, note; land conveyed to the University at, 255; meeting of board of trustees at, 259, 261, 262; reorganisation of the University at, 204-265; opening of a grammar-school at, 2<>4; preparation of the domain at, 298: retreat formed at, for the bishop^s family, 322-323; misplaced conhdenoe in the security of. 323.

Sewanee Mining Company, munificence toward the University, I. 250-252.

Sewanee Mountain, the University domain on. I. 232.

Shakspere. contributes to negro nomenclature, I. 190.

Sharoes, C.imp, I. 30.

Sheffield, visit to, T. 143; cutleiy, 143.

Shelbyville, Ky.. Stevenson ordered to,

II. 137; Cleburne at. 137,138; Buell's advance on, 138, 139; occupied by Buell, 142; BueU held at, 143; Sill at, 108.

Digitized by



Shelbyville, Tenn., Polk retires to, IT. 191, 190, 197, 211, 212; Folk's position at. 217; fortifications of, 217; demonstration by liosecrans against Polk at, 218; Polk ordered to the front of, 219; stores distributed at, 224.

8hcF>ardsville, Ky., Polk ordered to occupy, II. 137; Buell's advance on, 138; Gilbert's march through, 168, 169.

Sheridan, Brig.-Oen. Philip H., crosses Doctor's Fork, II. 154; position at Perryville, 155; Polk's left opposed to, at Perryville, 166; in baUle of Perryville, 157; ignorance of Polk's weakness, 157; in battle of Mur-freesboro, 178, 183, 185, 192; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickaraauga. 251, 253, 269, 270. 275, 276.

Sherman. Gen. William Tecumseh, in battle of Shiloh, II. 107; campaign against Mobile proposed for, 321, 322; movements, positions, etc., in Meridian campaign, 321, 325, 327-338; orders for eastward campaign toward Mobile, 321, 322; Thomas ordered to cooperate with, 321. 322; orders McPhcrson to move on Meridian and Selma, 322; expectations of, 322; prepare for campaign against Polk, 323; plans for movement on Mobile, 323; Sooy Smith ordered to join Sherman at Meridian, 323; strength at his disposal, 323, 324; sends expedition up the Yasoo River, 324; opposed by I^ee in march from Vicksburg, 325; Polk concludes not to fight, 327, 332; breaks up railroads at Meridian, 328; defeat in the Meridian campaign, 328 et seq.; official report of NIeridian campaign, 331; plan of action in Meridian campaign, 331; Polk's designs regarding, 332, 333; abuses Sooy Smith, 333; disclaims designs on Selma or Mobile, 333; retreats from Meridian, 335; possibilities of change in his Atlanta campaign, 336; Polk anticipates his advance from Chattanooga, 347, 348; movements, positions, etc., in Atlanta campaign, 318-350, 358, 359, 376; strength in Atlanta camimign, 348, 349, 359; moves upon Johnston at Dalton, 348; the troops with which he won his fame, 349; "destruction" of Polk by, in Mississippi, 351.

Sherwood, Mrs., I. 137.

Shiloh. compared with Belmont, II. 44; terrible sacrifice of the Army of the Mississippi at, 89; statements of forces engaged at. 90; roads in the neighborhood of, 93 et seq.; orders for movements on the 5th of April, 98; result of the delays of the 5th of

April, 1)9. 100; postponement of attack to the 6th of April, 102; the council before, 103; reasons for delays in movements between Corinth and, 103 et seq.; formation of third line at, 104; errors of formation at, 104, 105; confusion of troops at, 104; fate of the Confederacy at, 105; effect of battle on Confederate army, 105; extracts from Polk's official report of the battle, 105-112; Federal gunboats in battle of, 110; value of Polk's official report of the battle, 113; surrender of Gen. Prentiss at, 113, 114; carnage at, 114; members of the Polk family at, 114; artillery captured by the Confederates at, 114; controversial questions arising out of, 115; importance of the battle, 115; depressing period subsequent to the batUe of, 117; statement of trooiM engaged, killed, wounded, and missing at, from the Army of Tennessee, 286; percentage of loss at, 286; percentage of Federal loss at, 287; Polk on the battle-field, 352; Pres. Davis on the death of Johnston at, 390.

Shiloh Church. II. Ill, 112; Grant's encampments at, 93.

Shipwreck, I. 161-162.

"Shirts, a patch for old,'* I. 77, 79, 80.

Shoup, Bng.-Gen. Francis A. assigned to examine the defenses with Polk, II. 370.

Shreveport, La., missionary visit to, I. 150, 160, 168; 4ifficulties in holding religious services in. 150-161; diocesan visit to. 323, 324.

Sick, caring for the, I. 141, 202, 204, 205, 209, 211.

Sickness, beginning of, I. 76.

Sill, Brig.-Gen. Joshua W., commanding division under McCook, II. 147; moves upon Frankfort, 147; position on Oct. 6th, 1862, 148; march from Frankfort to Porryville, 159; loses part of his train to Withers. 159; movements in Kentucky campaign, 168, 169.

Singing, the bishop's love of, I. 186.

Sixty-tnird Regiment of British regulars, in battle of Eutaw- Springs, I. 44.

Skirmishers, hunters as, II. 15.

Slaveholders, the slavery c)uestion as it appeared to conscientious, I. 226, 227; increased care for their servants. 322.

Slavery, Polk's views on, I. 113, 140, 170, 180, 223, 224, 226-228. 230; Miss Beauchamp's first impressions of, 194; an inherited fact, 226; influence of, on the secession question, 301; a sanctimonious warning of the punishment to be awarded to the wickedncHB of, 326; feeling in the South regarding, 352-355.

Digitized by



Slavery question, the Goloniiation Society's efforts to solve, I. 111-113.

Slaves, sift of, from Mr. Devereux, 116; the bishop's care for, 178, 183, 185; Mrs. Francis Polk's inheritance of, 182, 183; life amonc the bishop's, 102-194. 196-200, 202-205; spiritual srowth among, 322. See also Atuca; Nborobs.

Slave-trade, Polk's views on, I. 226.

Sloo, Thomas, I. 327.

Slough of lost opportunities, a, II. 282.

SmaU-pox, in Louisiana, I. 195.

Smallwood, Gen., militia command at New Providence, I. 23; letter to Gen. Gates, 24; statements in regard to charges against Thomas Polk, 24-27.

Smith, B. B., bishop of Kentucky, a»-sists in consecration of Bishop Polk, 1.154; presiding bishop of the Uhurch in the United States, 262; deUvers address at the laying of the comer-stone of the University, 262.

Smith, Col. Francis 11., educational work of, in Virginia, I. 257. 323, 359.

Smith, James, lieutenant of Confederate infantry, II. 49; sent to Grant with

flag of truce, 49. Imith, M * ~

Smith, Maj.-Gen. Andrew J., ordered to prepare for movement on Meridian and Selma, II. 322, 323.

Smith, Maj.-Gen. Charles F.. Polk's oonurade at West Point, I. 74; major-general in the United States army, 74; commanding Federal forces at Paducah, II. 29, 37; ordered to move against Columbus, 37; his advance, 38.

Smith, Gen. G. W., at Polk's funeral, 11.383.

Smith, Gen. Kirby, commander of the Department of Eaiit TenneMscc, II. 121; seeks assistance from Bragg, 121, 122; proposes a campaign in middle Tennessee and Kentucky, 122; plan of campaign against Bucll, 123: ordered to move on Cumberland Gap, 124; opposed to Gen. Wright, 124; operations in Kentucky, 125; advance into Kentucky, 126; defeats and routs NeLion at Richmond, 126; gains control of central Kentucky, 126; crossies the Cumberland Mountains, 126; threaten<< Cincinnati, 126: threatens Louisville, 126; effect ox his successes on Bragg's army, 126; operations about T^xington, 127; ordered to prepare for concentration of all the forces, 127; capture of supplies, 128; practical junction between Bragg and, 128; ordered to cooperate witbBragg in advance on Louisville, 129; at Georgetown and Paris, 131: communications to Bragg, 131, 132; diverted from his union with Bragg, 131, 132; delays of communication with Bragg, 132; preparations to join

Bragg, 133; importanoe of his.moving on Louisville, 133; difficulties in effecting codperation with Bragp;, 133, 134; Bragg seeks interview with, at Lexington, 135; strength of his command, 135; scattered forces of, 135; proposed union with Polk's corps, 136, 138: Cleburne's and Preston Smith's brigades detached to his command, 137; proposed action by, toward Frankfort, 140; dispatch from Bragg, 142; reports troops too much scattered, 142; expected junction with Polk, 143; concentrating at Frankfort, 145; threatened by part of Buell's force, 146; Sill moves against, 147; junction with Polk. 148; retreats from Frankfort, 148; reaches Sal visa, 148; ordered to Versailles, 149; orders for movements before Perryyille, 149, 150; advance toward Versailles, 150; unable to assist Polk, 153; Polk's intention of joining, 154; Polk protects his communications with, 155, 156; recalled to Horrods-hurg, 150; alarm at Bragg's vacillation, 163; evacuates Kentucky, 164; proposes to attack Thomas, 16i; resumes his own department, 165; opinion of the Kentucky campaign, 165; ordered to Frankfort, 172; to attack Buell in front, 173; Bragg's commands to, as to junction with Polk, 173; Withera's division sent to, 174; asks for reinforcements, 174; Polk ordered to join, 174; called to Richmond, 199, 201; Bran's anticipation of being Bupersedf^ by, 300; Polk proposes to order him to attack Banks, 337.

Smith, Col. Marshall J., colonel of the Crescent Regiment, II. 109; in battle of Bhiloh, 109.

Smith, Brig.-Gen. Preston, his brignde at Shiloh, II. 108; brigade detoched to Kirby Smith's command, 137; ordered to rejoin Polk, 143, 145; movements, positions, etc., at Porry-ville, 154, 156; kiUed at Chicka-mauga, 251.

Smith, Gen. W. Sooy, ordered against Ixje and Forrest in west Tennc(tfK>e. II. 321; movements, positions, etc., in Meridian campaign, 321, 323-325, 327-320. 331-333; ordered to join Sherman at Meridian, 323; Polk aims to concentrate upon, 327; makes feint toward Grenada, 328; marches on Meridian, 328; Sherman's plans for his movements, 331; reasons for his retreat. 332: sees through Polk's trap, 332, 333, 336; abused by Sherman, 333.

Smithland, Ky., narrow escape from death near, I. 161.

Smithsonian Institution, visit to, I. 258.

Digitized by



Snake Creek Gap, advaDce of Sherman's army through, II. 350.

Sn^e Creek Gap road, Loring hoIdB the enemy in check on, II. 350.

Snead, Col. Thomas L., Price's chief of staff. II. 67.

Snowden« Lieut. J. Hudson, aide-decamp to General Polk, II. 45, 46; killed by explosion at Columbus, 46.

Society, revolutions in, II. 55.

Soldiers, confirmations among, I. 365.

Solferino, percentage of loss at, II. 287.

South, barrenness of literature in the, I. 2i21; educational facilities of, compared with those of the north, 221; conservatism of the, 223; leavening influence of, 223; utility of the institutions of the, 223; its de*<tiny, and the means of fulfilment, 224; necessity of a native clergy in, 221, 225, 233, 238, 230; necessity of maintaining a high standard of character in the, 224; sectional feeling between the North and, 225, 235, 238-241, 245; the colleges and universities of the, 227, 228, 233; 241; the arts, sciences, and literature in tha, 229; the social season in, 230; difficulties in, in Church fellowship, 234; salvation of the Church in the, 237, 238; approval of the University scheme in the, 244; national and patriotic spirit in the, 215; benefits of the University to the, 249; in a ferment of political excitement, 298; determination of the, 299-301, 311; Polk's letter to President Buchanan regarding the position at the, 299-301; secession feeling in the, 299 et seq., 324, 350, 351; temper of the people of the, 299 et seq.; importance of slave-labor to agriculture in the, 301; Polk's views as to the constitutional right to secede, 302; position of, ill appreciated at the North, 310-311; feeling of the Church in, toward the North, 312; condition of the public mind in, soon after secession, 323, 324; martial spirit in, 351; the call for leaders in. 351; Polk's belief in the righteousness of its cause, 357; spirit of the, 359; determination of the North to overrun the, 361; policy of the Fe<l-eral government toward the, II. 5; feelings of soldiers toward negroes, 339-343; secession of, see SeccssioN.

South Carolina, survey made to divide from North Carolina, I. 6; sentiment of province of, toward Great Britain, 7; Tory troops <of, 12; action of the Council of Safety, 12; calls upon Whigs of North Carolina for help, 12; march of North Carolina troops against Tories in, 12; Loyalists in, 16, 17; civil war threatened, 17; ComwalUs's proclamation against patriots of, 22; Thomas Polk's re-

cruiting in, 29; at the mercy of the British, 29; despair in, 29; end of the Revolutionary War in, 34; "protection" in, 34; ravages of the armies in, 34; dearth of provisions in, 34; IJeut. William Polk ordered against the Tories of, 38; William Polk's services Against Tories and British in, 41; Leonidas Polk's appeal to, for cooperation in the University project, 232 et seq.; secession of, 301.

South Carolina State Brigade, the, I. 39.

Southern bishops, reluctance to admit Polk's position regarding the separsr tion of the Church, I. 313.

Southern coast defenses, withdrawal of men from, for services in the West. II. 86.

Southctm Confederacy, formation of, I. 308.

"Southern Cradle of Liberty," the, I. 6.

Southern Historical Association, II. 295, note.

Southwest, growth of the diocese of the,

I. 221. 222; Polk's acquaintance in, 353; the Missionary Bishop of the, 163-178.

Spanish civilization in Bishop Polk's diocese, I. 157.

Sparta, Tenn.. II. 124; march of the Army of the Mississippi to, 125: Bragg's halt at, 125; cicparture of Bragg's army from, 126; Polk leads the advance from, 127.

Speed, James, member of Union Central Committee, II. 24.

Spcnce, Col. Philip B., on Polk's staff,

II. 280; sent to Bragg with dispatch from Polk, 280.

Spicheren, percentage of loss at, IT. 288.

Spoils system, Polk's astonishment at Jackson's adoption of. I. 114.

Spoliation, a feature of the Civil War, I. 325.

Spottswood House, Richmond, the Executive Mansion of the Confederacy, II. 54.

Spratt, Susan, marries Thomas Polk,

Spratt family remove from. Pennsylvania to North Carolina, I. 4, 5.

Springfield, Ky., Polk's troops at, II. 144; Polk's cavalry covering, 146; position of Crittcndsn and Gilbert near, 146, 168; Crittenden's march on Perryville from, 148; .Buell reaches, 149.

Springfield, Mo., Price to attack, II. 8; Price's position at, 12.

Spring Hill, Ark., missionary visit to, I. 168.

Stables, destroyed by a tornado, I. 206,

Staff sergeant, appointment to post of* I. 74;

Stag-hunting in Epping Forest, I. 139.

Digitized by



Standing Committee, letter to the, I. 360.

Starlcweather, Brig.-Gcn. John C, in betUe of Perryvaic, II. 166.

Stan and Stripes, at meeting at Lookout Mountain, I. 246. 247.

State, education by the, I. 235; the allecance to the citisens of a, 302.

State Bank of North Carolina, WiUiam Polk elected first proadent of, I. 48.

State institutionii of learning, causes of weakness in, I. 233.

State rights. Polk's views on, I. 302; doctrine of, II. 18, 21, 23; exaggerated application of the doctrine of, hampers the Confederate government, 69; doctrine of, workji injury to the Confederate cause, 87.

SUte road, II. 246; Stewart's movements and positions on and near, 250; Stewart drives Van Cleve's division across, 250; Thomas's retreat to, 250: Hood drives the Federals across, 251; Preston's positions near, 252; Thomas's position near, 269; Breckinridge's movements on, 272, 273; movements of Stovall's and Adams's brigadef^ on, 272; alleged atUck on, by Walker, 273; Granger's operations on, 274; Buckner's position on, 277; gap in the Federal line at the, 277; Hill ordered to attack the enemies' left Wt, 277; Preston's position on, 277; Polk's headquarters at, 280; Lucius Polk's charge over, 280.

Statistics of four battles of the Army of Tennesiiee, II. 286.

Statuary, the value of, I. 137.

Steamer, raising a wrecked, I. 161.

Steedman, Maj.-Gen. James B., movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga, II. 276, 277.

Steele, Maj.-Gen. Frederick, in Arkansas, II. 323; prepares for campaign in Texas. 323.

Stephenson, Andrews, Speaker of the House of Representatives, I. 110.

Sterling, Lord, I. 13.

Stevens, Col., ordered to Mayfield, II. 29.

Stevens's Gap, II. 237; Thomas's movement through, 238; McCook ordered to close on Thomas at, 245.

Stevenson, Maj.-Gen. Carter L., his division in the Cumberland Mountains, II. 126; eioape of the Cunihei^ land Gap garrison from, 131; withdrawn from pursuit of George Mor^ gan, 137; ordered to Shelbyville, 137; at Camp Breckinridge, 145; ordered to join Polk at Harrodsburg, 145; at meeting to discuss arming o? negroes, 342.

Stevenson, Ala., boundary of Department No. 2, II. I.

Stewart, Lt.-Gen. Alexander P., commands the river batteries at Columbus, II. 70; letter to Dr. Polk, 70, 71; appointed to the defense of the Mississippi, 82; in battle of Shiloh, 107, 108, 110, 111; in battle of MuHree»-boro, 186; visit to Polk. 213; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga, 250, 252,256^267,268. 270, 271. 274, 275, 279, 294; brilliant movement through Rosecran's center, 250; at meeting to discuss arming of negroes, 342.

Stone River, II. 181, 193; Rosecran's formation on, 182; Breckinridge's action on the east side of, 194.

Stores , at Colonisation Society's

meeting, I. 112.

Stovall, Briff.-Gcn. M. A., in battle of Chickamauga, II. 272.

Students, Polk's views on the lodging of, I. 229, 230.

Sugar Creek, settlement of Thomas Polk on the, I. 4, 5.

Sugar Creek War, I. 5, 8.

Sugar-house destroyed by a tornado, I. 206; rebuilding the, 207.

Sugar plantation, managing a, I. 183-185.

Sugar-planters, non-observance of the Sabbath by, I. 184, 185.

Sugar-planting, practical work of, I. 188; a costly process, 200, 206-208.

Sullivan. Maj.-Gen. John, VsLlley Forge memorial tablet, I. 15, note.

Summcrville, Ga., distance from Rome, II. 237.

Sumner, Maj.-Gen., II. 53.

Sunmcr, Col. Jethro, -Valley tablet, I. 15, note.

Sumter, Fort. See Fort Somtkr.

Sumter, Gen. Thomas, defeat of, I. 28; in command of troops in South Carolina, 29; Thomas Polk recruits troops for, 29; troops of. 30; succeeded m command by Henderson, 39; William Polk reports to, 43; operations against the British, 30, 43; besieges Orangeburg, 43; illness of, 44.

Sunday-school, a colored, I. 196, 197.

Surnames, changes in, in America, I. 3.

Surrey County, N. C, I. 22; militia prepare for contest with Comwallis's troops, 22.

Surveying. Polk's study of, I. 78, 79.

Swain, David L., refutes chaiiges against Thomas Polk, I. 36, 37; governor of North Carolina, 51; on William Polk's life and influence, 51; views on education, 235, 257; visit to. 256, 257.

Swan Creek. I. 151.

Swartouts, Cadet, ca.<« of supposed favoritism to. at West Point, I. 115.

Switserland, travels in, I. 132.

Sword, the substitution of the miter for the, I. 32S.

Digitized by



"Swonl over the gown, the/' I. 362, 365 et neq.

"Sword of the Lord and of Gideon/' the, I. 362.

"Sword of the Spirit/' I. 171.

Swords, Maj.-Gen. T., Polk's oomrade at West Point, I. 75; major-general in the United SUtes army, 75.

Sykes, Major £. T., letter from Bragg to, II. 265, note; letter from Bragg to, regarding Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, 295.

Sykeston, Mo., Pillow's advance to, II. 12; Grant orders troopn to, 38.

System, the advantages of, I. 213.

Tactics, instruction in, I. 73.

"Taking in hand/' I. 214, 216.

Tale-bearers, Polk's attitude toward, I. 215. II. 362.

Tarleton, Col. Banastre, on Mecklenburg and Rohan Counties, I. 8; has the Carolinas at his mercy, 29; William Polk pursues, 43; encounter ^dth William Polk, 46; raid on the Wax-haw. 46, 107.

Tasker, Barbara, I. 3.

Tasker, Col., commands regiment in the Parliamentary army, I. 2; Chancellor of Ireland, 3.

Tasker, Magdalen, heiress of Moning Hill, I. 3; married to Robert Pollock, 3.

Taxes, provisions of Mecklenburg Resolves, I. 61.

Turlor, John Lewis, chief Justice of North Carolina. I. 64.

Taylor, Gen. Zachary, Polk likened to, n. 353.

TaylorsviUo. Ky., Polk ordered to occupy, II. 137; Cleburne ordered to, 137; occupied by Buell, 138, 142; Polk ordered to place one flank on 142, 143; McCook's position at, 160.

Teamsters, enthusiasm among, II. 127.

Technical schools, disadvantages at-tendinar. I. 220.

Telegraph lines, destroyed by Sherman, II. 333; rebuilt by Polk. 333.

Tennessee, William Polk's work in the present State of. I. 40; William Polk's estates in. 48; Jackson's acquisitions in, 51; William Polk's influence in, 51; repremntation in the White House, 51; William Pulk's interest in, 48; travel and social visits in, 101, 103, 104; Polk prepares to settle in, 146; journey to, 140; railway inter-

- ests in, 150; the bishop's love for, 176: resolve to leave, 176; contrasted condition of negroes in Philadelphia and in, 180; sacrifices attending the bishop's removal from, 181, 182; the Polk family in, 182; raising money on property in, 208; Polk's apfieal to, for nodperation in the University project, 232 et seq.;

grants a charter to the University, 252, 253; position of, in remrd to disunion, 913; secession feding in 324; Polk's acquaintance in, 353; part of, in Department of the West. 356; safety of, under "the sword of the Lord and of Gideon," 362; Polk's services in, 376; west Tennessee embraced in Department No. 2, II. 1; adoption of the Ordinance of Secession, 4; disaffected portion of the State, 4; anti-secession feelings in east Tennessee, 4 et seq.; disaffection in east Tennessee, 4 et aea.; Polk's efforts to conciliate the inhabitants of east Tennessee, 5, 6; Polk's scheme of conference between leaders of east and west Tennessee, 5, 6; puts troops under command of Polk, 7; Polk desires to raise troops in, 11: Zoll-icoffer's department in, 16; danger to west Tennessee from Federal accupation of Columbus, 21; citisena of, violate neutrality of Kentucky, 24; mustering, in Kentucky, of Union men from, 25; the seisure of Kentucky soil neoessapr to protection of, 26; exposed condition on Kentucky frontier, 28; A. S. Johnston assumes command of Confederate forces operating in, 33; necessity of strength in east, 35; Cheatham seeks reinforcements from J 63; A. S. Johnston's plans for repelhng invasion of. 72: Buell's march through, 92; Federal inactivity in west Tennessee. 122; Grant commanding in west Tennessee, 122; Kirby Smith's proposal campaign into middle Tennessee, 122; plan to regain middle Tennessee, 123; Forrest's operations in middle Tennessee, 123; disposition of Buell's force in middle Tennessee, 123; Grant and Roeecrans commanding in west Tennessee, 123; Buell commanding in middle Tennessee, 123, 124; plan of operations in middle Tennessee. 125; postponement of Bragg's plans on midole Tennessee, 125; reported Federal abandonment of middle Tennessee, 126; Confederate design to secure middle Tennessee, 128; Van Dom ordered into west Tennessee, 132; Bragg's base in, 136; retreat of the Confederates to, 163; Buell threatens the line to east Tennessee. 163; Polk's command crosses into. 165; Buell's plans to interrupt Confederate movement toward middle Tennessee. 160; Buell's idea of Brags's plans in regard to, 170; BueTrs force in middle Tcnne.<«ee. 171; Buell's efforts to save middle Tennessee. 172; Polk's proposal to restrict J. E. Johnston to charge of east Tennessee, 211; the retreat from. 233; east Tennessee

Digitized by



yielded to the Federals, 234: Dunindo advances into east Tenneasee, 234; Longstreet's suggestion to recover, 280; Polk proposes the regaining of, 200; the price of, expended at Chicka-mau|^ 305; Lincoln's anxiety for the secuntor of, 321; Federal action in west Tennessee against Forrest and Lee, 321; Grant quits operations along the border, 321; Grant's plans against, 322; reinforcements for Sherman from. 320; Federal advance to Columbus from, 320; Polk's division from, 337; Polk plans for Forrest to operate in west Tennessee, 338; Forrest's operations in west Tennessee, 347; the bishop of. see Otbt;


Tennessee militia, not transferred to the Confederate army, II. 3; put under Polk's orders, 3; lack of equipment in, 3.

Tennessee Mountains, threatened invasion of the South through the, II. 5, 6.

Tennessee River. II. 118, 218, 221. 233, 234; boundary of the Department of the West. I. 380; Polk entrusted with the defense of, II. 36; defense of, 30, 37, 60, 82; Polk calls Johnston's attention to the importance of its defenses, 36, 37; boundary line of Polk's command, 60; report on defenses of. by Lieut. Dixon, 60, 61; Grant and Pope's plan of operations on the, 00; Federal operations on the. 75, 84, 88; Federal strength on, 77; its proximity a threat to Corinth. 87; Federal Msition on, 02: topography of, near Pittsburg landing, 02; topographv of the country between Connth and, 03; Federal engineering works between Corinth and, 118; crossed by the Army of Mississippi at Chattanooga, 125; crossed by Bragg, 171; Federal crossing at Caperton's Ferry, 234; Federal crossing of, 234, 235; situation of Chattanooga on, 235; crossed by Crittenden, 237; importance of cuttins off Crittenden from, 230; Polk's position on, 283; Grant's

Plans for ba^e of operations on, 322; 'oik proposes to cross, 337.

Tennessee troops, equipment of, I. 354, 355. 350;'at Shiloh. II. 112; at Mur-freesboro. 188. See also Regiments.

Tennessee Volunteers, 154th regiment in battle of Belmont, II. 40.

Terracina, I. 134.

Territories, views on slavery in the, I. 224.

Terror, a scene of, I. 207.

Texas, in Bishop Polk's field of missionary work, I. 157; rough experiences in, 161; episcopal work in, 156; missionary tour through, 157-167, 218, note; rapid expansion of, 157; conflicts with Mexico, 158; Bishop

Polk's interest in, 170; migrations to, 170; Polk's appeal to^ for co5peration in the University project, 232 et seq.; plans of the Federal government against, 335.

Texas, bishop of, I. 340.

Thayer, Col. Sylvanus, commandant at West Point, I. 71, 78M)eculiarities of his re|(ime, 78-86; Folk's grievances against, 70-88; religious standing, 00, 06; opinion of Polk, 04; grants Polk a furlough, 06, 07; friendship for Polk, 00; desire for Polk's services as quartermaster, 101.

Thedfoid's Ford, Ga., Hood at, II. 246; army headquarters at, 25'!; search for General Hill at, 258; loss of Breckinridge's wagons near, 263, 203; Hill's headquarters at, 203, 205.

Theological presses, influence of, I. 240.

Theological schools, disadvantages attending, I. 220; influence of, 240.

Theological Seminary, Alexandria, entrance at, I. 107; diligence in studies at. 108.

Thibodeaux. La., diocesan Convention at. I. 206.

Third Division of North Carolina line. Joins Washington. I. 30.

Third South Carolina Regiment. Lieut. William Polk commissioned in, I. 38.

Thomas, Maj.-Gen. George H., operations against Crittenden in eastern Kentucky. II. 60; Union with Buell, 130; march to Nashville, 163; pursuit of Polk by, 163; commanding Crittenden's corps, 168, 160; in battle of Murfreesboro, 178. 181. 185, 102; his leaders at Murfreesboro, 170; movements before Chickamauga, 237-240, 244-246; strength of his advance, 238; Polk recommends attacking, 238; Bragg decides to attack, 238; Bragg's movement against, foiled, 230; Hindman's operations against, in Mcl^more's Cove, 240; in communication with Crittenden, 240; Polk watching, 244; McCook ordered to dose on, at Stevens's Gap, 245; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga. 248-252, 260, 270, 274-280; strength at Chickamauga, 252; Hill's eulo(or of, 280; Polk's headquarters in his intrench-ments at Chickamauga, 281; Ix>ng-street's desire to cut off his retreat to ChattanooiBfa, 283; movements, positions, etc., in Meridian campaign, 321, 324; letter from Grant, outlm-ing Sherman's campaign, 322, 335; oraered to codperate with Sherman, 321, 322; ordered to threaten Johnston at Dalton, 335; makes feint upon Dalton, 335, 336.

Thompson, Jacob, assists in building the Thompson Medical School, at the University of the South, I. 267.

Digitized by



Thompson, Oen. Jeff, harasses Federal troops in Missouri, II. 30; Fremont's efforts to drive him from southeast Missouri, 37; position, 38; Grant's movement aKaia<«t. 42.

Thompson, Col. William, colonel of regiment of South Carolina rangers, I. 12; commands the Third South Carohna Regiment, 38; bis sobriquet, 38; relieves Col. Williamson at Ninety-six, 30; raptures Loyalists on Reedy River, 39.

ThompscJh Medical Hall, erection of, at the University of the South, I. 267.

ThomwcU, , views on education,

I. 257.

Tilghman, Brig.-Gen. Lloyd, suggested by Polk for defence of Cumberland and Tennessee rivers, II. 37; supported by Polk, 61; in command of defenses of Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, 61.

Tolerance, religious, I. 180.

Tombigbeo River, Polk plans to secure his infantry and artillery behind, II. 328; Polk plans to cross, 329; Forrest's operations on, 330; possibilities of Sherman's moving to, 332; Polk recrosses, 335.

Tories, William Polk's services against, in South Carolina, I. 20.

Tornado, a disastrous, I. 206, 207.

Torpedoes, use of, in defense of the Mississippi, II. 70. 71.

Toulon, I. 138.

Tournament in camp, a, II. 212.

Tract, importance of a chance reading of a, I. 88 et seq.

Tracts, letter to Mcllvaine on the, I. 165.

Trans-Mississippi .Army, Polk's desire to connect with the, II. 290.

Trans-Mississippi Department, the, II. 122.

Transportation, insufficient, blamed for Bragg's delays before Shiloh, II. 97.

Trenches, suffering in the. II. 3.

Trenton, N. J., Liberty Bell transferred to, I. 14.

Trenton, Tenn., Federal occupation of,

II. 235; distance from Chattanooga, 236; terminus of the Will's Valley railroad, 230; roads communicating with, 237.

Trienmal General Convention (1841) of the Church, I. 178.

Trigg, Brig.-Gen., movements, positions, etc., in the battle of the 19th, II. 251, 253.

Trinity Church, Now Orleans, rectorship of, I. 209; Fulton ordained deacon in, 211; I^eonidas Polk rector of, 368; John Fulton, rector, 369, 370.

Triune, Tenn., Hardee commands left at, II. 179.

Triune Road, II. 180; Withers's position on, 1H2.

Troops, Polk's demands for, 11. 16; lack of. 61-03; Polk calls on the States for, 70; discontent among, at delay of reinforcements, 87; cheerful spirit among, 366, 366; the news of Polk's death among, 374; Polk's popularity with, 380.

TuUahoma. Tenn., Hardee retires to, II. 106; headquarters established at, 107; Hardee at, 200; Polk at, 203. 205, 212. 210; Bragg at, 204; a horserace and tournament at, 204; fortifications of, 212, 217; railroad to Chattanooga from, 218; Confederate position at, 217, 218; Bragg decides to fight at, 220; the Confederate line at, 220; Richmond's notes on the situation at, 220-222; Bragg's condition during retreat from, 244; Prea. Davis's investigation of discontent against Biagg at, 315.

Tuliahoma campaign, the, II. 217-232.

Tupelo, Miss., Beauregard withdraws his army to, II. 117.

Turner and Hamilton, plantation of, I. 160.

Turner's battery, movements, positions, etc., in battle of the lOth, II. 250; Polk's presence at, early on the 20th, at Chickamauga, 266.

"Tyler," the, Federal gunboat, II. 30.

Tyner's Station, Hill's position at, II. 233.

Type and prophecy mania, the, I. 138.

Union, influence of railways in cementing the, I. 150.

Union Central Committee (of Kentucky), proclamation of neutrality and anti-coercion, II. 24.

Union City, Tenn., assembling troops at, I. 352; headquarters of Geneml CLark, II. 8; forces at, 0; Clark's command moved from Corinth to, 17; troops moved on 0>lumbus from, 10; renaesvous of Federal troops at, 330

Union is strength, I. 233, 234, 237, 240-242, 262.

United Confederate Veterans, proceedings of. II. 269, note.

United States, influence of railwajrs on, I. 150; barrenness of literature in, 221; lack of university education in 1831, 221; sectional characteristics and dangers, 223; the colleges of, 250; allegiance of citizens to, 302; a magnificent government structure, 310. 311; the geographical boundaries of the, in their relation to the Church, 315 et seq.

United States army, William Polk appointed a brigadier-general in, I. 48; requirement of service from West Pomt cadets, 00; qucntion of Polk's discharge from, 00; Southern resignations from the, 355.

Digitized by



United Btates ConiEms, proposed limitation In numbers of cadets for West Point, to be allowed to members of, I. 78; Polk's visit to the Houses of, 110,111; votes of Kentucky members of, II. 24.

United States Constitution, limitations of, on matters concerning the separate SUtes, I. 302; Polk's views as to the right of secession under the, 302, 311.

United States Military Academy. See West Point.

United States Senate. Trusten Polk a member of. I. 4; confirms William Polk as supervisor of internal revenue for district of North Carolina, 47; confirms William Polk's appointment as brigadier-general in the United States army, 49.

Universal Suffrage, views on, I. 223.

Universities, advantages of, 1.

Universities of Europe, I. ^Q.

University of Mississippi, Polk's interest in, I. 227.

University of North Carolina, Gov. Swain the President of, I. 30, 235; Polk's entrance at, 64; student life at, 65-68; Pdlk's interest in. 47. 227; fears in, of interference with, by the University of the South, 249, 257; visit to, 256, 257.

University of Nashville, origin, I. 47.

University of Scwanee, proposed name for the University of the South, I. 252.

University of the South, the idea, its growth, aims, etc., I. 210, 222, 226-228, 231, 262-265; beginning work on the. 218; no sectionalism in the plan. 222 et seq.; function of the Protestant Episcopal Church in establishing, 225, 226; its benefit to negroes, 226, 227; preparatory schools for, 228; lectureships, 229; scheme of landlording for, 229; buildings for, 229; scheme for procuring professors • for, 229; presses lor, 229; scheme for a native literature, 229; arts, sciences, and literary culture, 229; long vacation of, 230; social, intellectual, and climatic advantages of, 230; hastening slowly, 231; national benefit of, 231; difficulties of time and money in founding, 231; first public announcement of the project, 232 et seq.; the domain at Sewanee, 232; canvassing for subscriptions for, 232; Polk's appeal to Southern bishops for cooperation in the University project, 232-235, 326; proposed meeting in favor of, 234; reception of Polk's appeal, 234, 235; Polk's activity in promoting, 235 et seq.; letters to Bishop Elliott in regard to, 237-243; ripeness of the times for, 241; its necessarv features, 241, 242; prospects of endowment, 242; pros-

pects of foundations for. 242; ap-

Eroval of, 243, 244; project lairiy lunched, 244; meetmg at Lookout Mountain, 244-249; national and patriotic sentiment of the South in regard to, 245; its promoters innocent of sectionalism, 245; patriotism of ito promoters, 245-249; meeting of board at Montgomery. 248-253; meeting of board at Looicout Mountain, 248; Declaration of Principles adopted. 248; appointments of committees. 248; activity of its promoters, 249; Polk chairman of committee on location, 249; benefits of. to the South, 249; nationality^ of the scheme. 249; offers of contributions to, 249-252; question of location, 249, 250; munificent grants to, 251-2.52; choice of name for, 252; appointment of commissioners to raise endowment, 252; subscriptions to the endowment fund, 252-256, 260-264; Mrs. Polk's sacrifices on account of. 253; obtaining the charter. 252, 253; auspicious aspect of its affairs, 253: study of educational reports and treatises by Polk and EUiott. 243, 254, 256; committee on constitution and statutes, 253, 2S4, 256, 259; meeting of trustees of, at Beersheba, 254-256; amount of land at Sewanee, 255; importance and power of the movement, 257; search for a landscape gardener for, 258; adoption of the constitution and statutes, 259; meeting of board of trustees at New Orleans, 259; meeting of trustees at Sewanee, 259, 261, 262; laying the corner-stone, 259, 261, 262, 264; ita prophetic scope, 231, 259, 264, 266; Bishop Hopkins's visit to the, 260, 261; Telfair Hodgson on Polk's conception and execution of the scheme of, 263-265; the resulto of the war on, 205; ita reorganization: (opening of a grammar-flcnool and erection of building) 265, (organisation of the academic department, and opening of the theok^cal, medical, and law departmenta) 265, (buildings of) 266. 267; Thomas F. Gailor on its reorganisation, 265-267; work of the theological department, 266; ita struggles, aims, standards, surroundings, and buildine?, 266, 267; present condition, 266, 267; follows ideas of buildings of Magdalen College, Oxford, 267; name, 276; constitution and statutes of, 276-297; Polk's labors for, just preceding the outbreak of the war, 298 ct sen.; Polk declines the office of agent for the. 361; Polk's expectation of engaging Prof. Blcdaoe for the, 382. University of Virginia, I. 227, 228; A. T. Bledsoe's position in, 382.

Digitized by



Urquhart, Col. David, Bngg's private aeoretary, II. 220.

Vaccination, apiritual, I. 105, 106. VaUey Forae, Thomas Polk at, I. 14;

memorial to Mcintosh brigade, 14,

15, note; suffering;! of army, 15, 16;

William Polk in winter quarters at,

40. Valley Stotes, Polk's letter to Pres.

Davis on the defen% of, I. 352. Valmi, percentage of loss at, II. 2R7. Van Buren, Martin, visit to, I. 103. Van Buren, Ark., missionary visit to.

I. 167.

Van Cleve, Brig.'Gen. Horatio P., in battle of Murfreesboro, II. 170; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga, 250, 252, 200, 270, 275, 276.

Vandalism in war, condemned by Polk and Grant, II. 48.

Van Dom, Maj.-Gen. Earl, corps of,

II. 117; charged with watching Grant and with the defense of the Mississippi River, 122; left to command in Mississippi, 122; withdrawal of troops from his command, 122; ordered to move against Grant, 124; opposed toiOrant and Rosecrans in west Tennessee, 124; plan for operations in middle Tennessee, 126; defeat of, 126; fails to prevent reinforcements reaching Buell, 127; defeated at Corinth and luka, 132; charged with disobedience of orders, 132; Bragg's complaints of his inaction, 132, 133; opinion of Pre9. Davis on charges against, 132, 133; operations of, at Columbia. 217.

Vaughan, Col. A. J., in battle of Mui^ freesboro, II. 184; gallant charge of, 184

Venus de Medici. I. 137.

Versailles, Kirby Smith ordered to, II. 140; Bragg's troops at, 149, 150; Polk ordered to move to, 150; Withers ordered to, 150; Hardee's advice r^arding movement on, 151.

Vicksburg, Miss., visit to, I. 323; Polk's troops at, II. 3; Polk's despondent feeling after the fall of, 118, 110; Van Dom commanding at, 122; Pemberton besieged in, 221; Polk's difficulties with men paroled at, 318; McPherson at, 322; Sherman's plans for movement on Mobile from, 323; Sherman's concentration of troops at, 323; Federal base of operations, 325; Sherman marches from, 325, 326, 331; Polk's plan to cut off Sherman's return to, 335.

Victorious troops. II. 57.

Virginia, migration of Thomas Polk uirough, I. 4; sentiment of province of, toward Great Britain. 7; renders homage to Charles, II. 7; colonists

of, contrasted with those of New England, 7; Gen. Greene driven into, 20; promises assistance to Gen. Gates, 42; the Colonization Society in, 112, 113; the slavery question in, 113; horseback tour through, 127: educational work of Col. Smith in, 257; position in regard to disunion, 313; assurance of her secession, 323; secession of, 323; defense of, 352; visit to, 354, 355, 350; Gen. Garnett serving in northwest, 355; Bishop Meade's description of the war in, 375-377; deplorable condition of the diocese, 377; patriotism of women of, 377; call for Lee in, II. 2; mountaineers of western sympathies with Unionists of east Tennessee, 4; effect of tho battle of Manassas in, 11; troops sent to, 16; boundaiy of Department No. 2, 34; Marshall's forces in west Virginia, 124; Marshall's troops from southwest Virginia, 131; BuelVs plan to compel Braf(g's retreat through Southwest Virginia, 147; Longstreet withdrawn from, 245; Longstreet's proposition regarding, 280, 200; retreat of Longstreet toward, 315.

Virginia Convention, Gen. Charies Lee's report to, I. 13.

Virginia, Valley of, visit to, I. 358.

Virginia Springs, Bishop Otey's visit to,

I. 164.

Virginia troops, in battle of Chickar

mauga, II. 256. Visitatioas, the first, I. 156-162; the

second, 162-166: the third. 165-172. Volunteers, difficulty of raising in the

Confederate army, II. 15.

Waddell, Maurice, grandson of Gen.

Nash, I. 52. Wagner, Col. , occupies Belmont,

II. 10.

Wagram, percentage of loss at, II. 287.

Wahatchie, Tenn., Federal advance to, II. 235.

Walker, Col. J. Knox, regiment at Belmont, II. 42.

Walker, Gen. Marshall. ai>pointed to the defense of the Mississippi, II. 82.

Walker, Maj.-Gen. W. H. T., ordered to concentrate at Lafayette, II. 237; movements and positions, orders relative thereto, etc., before and during the battle of Chickamauga, 237, 240, 241, 243, 246-252, 257, 258,267, 270-274, 277, 278. 280, 203, 204, 303. 304; visits Polk at headquarters, 257, 258; Polk's headquarters near his lino, 265; opinion of Polk's suspension. 298; at meeting to discuss arming of negroes, 342; in battle of Reaaca. 350.

Wallace, Gen. Lew, arrives at Bethel Station, II. 00.

Walhice, Brig.'Gen. William H. L., ordered to Sykeston, II. 38; negotia-

Digitized by



iiouB with Pillow for exchange of priaoDcra, 49, 50; surrender at Shiloh, 100; killed. 100.

Walsh, Col. V. D., presents the Walsh Memorial Hall to the University of the South. I. 267.

Walsh Memorial Hall, presented to the Univerwty of the South. I. 267.

WalthaU. Maj.-Gen. R. C. at Tulla-homa. II. 220: in battle of Chicka-mauga, 274.

War assured, I. 323; two aspects to, 324. II. 58; principles of conducting. 48; one way to settle a. 51.

Warsaw. faU of. I. 128.

Wartracc. Tenn., Hardee removed to. II. 107: Hardee's position at. 217.

Washing dirty linen in public, I. 216.

Washington (negro), punch-concoctor at the RnUing Ball, I. 191.

Washington. D. C, William Polk visits Andrew Jackson at. I. 52, 53; Jackson's inauguration at, 107; the Capitol. 100; visiu to, 110, 257. 2^8; meeting of Colonisation Society at. 111-113; Polk's researches in educational matters in. 258; Federal raiders in Virginia send provisions to, 377; the news of Polk's death in. II. 394.

Washington, Oeorge, commands Army of the North. I. 13; Thomas Polk's association with. 13, 15; intrigues against, 15, 16; Thomas Polk resigns commi^on to, 17, 18; at Charlotte, 34; William Polk joins, 40; marches against Howe, 40; winter quarters at Valley Forge, 40; nominates William Polk as supervisor of internal revenue for the district of North Carolina,. 47; resemblance of Bishop Mcllvaine to, 89; an unfortunate statue of, 137; resemblance of A. S. Johnston to. in character, II. 34.

Watboe Church* William Polk in action at. I. 43.

Watboe Creek, action on. I. 43.

Water, scarcity of, in Bragg's Kentucky campaign, II. 137, 146, 100.

Wateree River, I. 33.

Waterloo. Ala., boundary of Department No. 2, II. 1.

Waterloo, Belgium, percentage of loss at. II. 287.

Watkins, Samuel R., author of history of Company H., Maury Grays, II. 389; tribute to the general, 389.

Watson, Elkanah, visits Thomas Polk. I. 34; author, etc., 27.

Watterson, Henry, pen-pict\ire of Polk on the battle-field. II. 352, 353.

Waxhaw, 8. C, Comwallis's proclamation at, I. 22.

Waxhaw River, I. 17; Tarlcton's raid upon the, 46, 107.

Wealth, views on an aristocracy of. I. 222.

Webster, Col. J. D.. chief of engineers, of southeast Missouri, IL 50; aide-de-camp to Grant. 50.

Webster. Daniel. I. 89.

Wedding-day. anniversary of. II. 363.

Weddings, negro, I. 198. 199.

Wellington, percentage of Umb at Waiex^ loo. II. 287.

West, conservatism of the, I. 223.

West, Maj. Douglas, assistant adjutant-general, on Polk's staff. II. 387; forwards relic to Johnston. Hardee, and Hood, 387; replies of the recipients to, 387, 388.

Western Department. Beauremrd assumes command of the First Division of the. II. 86.

West Point. Leonidas Polk's return home on furlough from. I. 52; Polk appointed to cadetship at, 66; gratification at appointment, 66. 67; entrance and early Ufe at, 69 et seq.; Camp Scott, 70; associates and intimates at, 70; Polk's comrades at, 70, 74; in camp at, 70. 71. 75; the commandant at, 71. 78 et seq.; review by General Scott at. 71: Mr. Canning's visit to. 71; description of the work of the Academy, 72, 73; Polk passes first examination at. 73; Polk's first promotion at, 73. 74; Polk's diligence at, 74, 75; Lafayette's visit to, 75; limitation on number of members of a family to be educated at, 78; punishments at, 79, 82-84; espionage at. 79, 80; regulation as to receipt of money by cadets, 79, 80; a talc-bearing postmaster at, 79, 80; Polk's debts at, 79-81, 96, 97; difficulties over the drawing exercises at, 81-87; Senator Johnston's opinion of oppression at, 86; Polk's standing at examination of. 1826, 85-88; Dr. Mcllvaine's chaplaincy, 88 et seq.; chapel manners and customs, 89, 92. 93; revival. 89; a "praying squad." 80; low tide of religion, 90; a baptism at. 93; Polk appointed orderly sergeant, 93, 94; breaking up old traditions, 93. 94; Polk laments the shortness of the course, 98; examinations at, 98, 101; Government requirements of cadets, 99; Polk's last vear, 101; graduation, 101; Polk uses his influence with the administration to correct abuse at, 114-116; effect of Polk's conversion on the institution, 154; disadvantages of the exclusively scientific education at. 219, 220; visit to, 258; the dutv of allegiance as taught at, 302; friendship of Polk and A. S. Johnston at, 70; Confederate officers trained at, 94.

WeM. Point, Miss., Forrest's operations near, II. 330; Polk's reasons for selecting, as base for Forrest, 331; Sooy Smith's retreat from, 332.

Digitized by



West Tennenee. See Tsnnmbbk.

West Virgmia. See Viroinia.

Wexford County, Ireland, reaidenoe of John Devereux. I. 189.

Wharton, CoL John A., leportA as to BueU's movements, II. 137. 138, 143, 146; holds Buell m check, 148; in battle of Perryville, 156, 157; in battle of Murfreesboro, 179.

Wheat bread, a rarity at Roeaea, II. 352.

Wheeler, Col. Joseph, commands brigade of cavalry m Army of Mississippi, II. 123; his command in middle Tennoaee, 125; holds Buell in check, 146; commanding cavalry of Hardee's wing, 150; position at Perryville, 156; opposes Crittenden's advance, 156; contests BueU's pursuit, 163; in battle of Murfreesboro, 179; reports reinforcements for McCook, 201; operations at Murfreesboro, 217; orders for action, 223; warm engagement with the enemy, 223; movements, positions, etc., in battle of Chickamauga, 268.

Wheeler, Lt.-Gen., extract from address at Chattanooga, II. 287, 288.

Wheelcss, Capt. J. Frank, on Polk's staff. II. 251; sent to Bragg with message of confidence of vietorv on the morrow, 251; statement of lacto by. in relation to delivery of orders to General Hill's subordinates, 260; be«irer of note from Hill to Polk, 261, 263. 264.

Wheeling, Va., Gen. Garnett serving near I. 385.

White, Col. T. W., commanding Chalmers's brigade. II. 190; recaptures Round Forest, 191.

White House, the, Col. Thomas Polk's residence at Charlotte, I. 22.

White House, Washington, dilapidated condition of the, 1.109, 110; marriage of Lucius Polk at. 183.

White River, boundary of Department No. 2, II. 1.

WhitUngham, Rt. Rev. William R.. sermon by, I. 165.

Wicomico River, I. 3.

Wilder, Brig.-Gen. J. T., attacks Peg-ram, II. 241; movementa, positions, ete., in battle of Chickamauga, 269, 270, 276.

Wilkes County, N. C, militia prepare for contest with Cornwallis's troops, 1.22.

Wilkinson road, II. 180; Rosecrans's formation on, 181; Withers's position on, 182; retreat of Federals across, 185.

Will, force of, I. 240.

Williams, Captain J. M.. bearer of duplicate orders to Hill's division commanders, II. 261.

Williams, John, U. S. Senator from Tennessee, I. 57; letter from John

Adams 'to, on Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, 57, 58.

WUliams., Col. John, Valley Forgo memorial, I. 15. note.

Williams, Lt.-Col. Jos., signs request for Thomas Polk's appointment to Salisbury District, I. 30.

Williamson, Col., defeat of, by Tory troops at Cambridge and Ninety-six, I. 12: besieged at Ninety-sis, 38.

Willisburg, Ky., Polk's cavalry covering, II. 146; McCook's position near, 147, 168.

Will's Grove, I. 147.

Will's Valley, Tenn., situation of, II. 235; Federal movement toward, 235; Federal advance up, 235; road through, 237; McCook's movementa in, 237.

Will's Valley railroad, II. 235.

Wilmer, Rt. Rev. Richard H., bishop of Alabama, I. 364.

Wilmer, Rt. Rev. J. P. B., bishop of Ix>uiaiana, letter to Mrs. Polk, II. 392, 393; successor to Bishop Polk, 393.

Wilmington, N. C, Thomas Polk winters at, I. 13; William Polk at, 39; retreat of Comwallis to. 43.

Wilson. Brig.-Gen. Claudius C. movements, positions, ete., in battle of Chickamauga, II. 24K.

Wilson's Creek, battle of, II. 12, 13.

Winchester, Va.. visiting ^the troops at. I. 355, 358, 359.

Winchester, Tenn., Bragg establishes headquarters at. II. 106. 197.

Wise, Gen. Henrv A., serving in Kanawha Valley, I. 355.

Withers, Maj.-Gen. Jones M., division commander of right wing of Army of Mississippi, II. 123; commands division in Polk's corns, 149; ordered to join Kirby Smitn. 149; position near Salvisa, 149; orders for movementa before Perryville, 149. 150; Polk desires return of his troop.^ 150; disposition of his troops before Perryville. 150; unable to assist Polk. 153; captures part of Sill's train. 159; recalled to Harrodsburg. 159; sent to reinforce Kirby Smith, 174; in battle of Murfreesboro, 182, 184, 186. 194. 195; loss at Murfreesboro. 194; feeling toward Bragg, 194, 195; consulta with Cheatham as to Brass's circular letter, 199; protest aadressed to Bragg, 199, 205, 206; visit to Polk. 213; at service in camp, 214; ordered to duty at Montgomery, Ala., 233; replaced by Gen. Hindman, 233; visit of General and Mrs. Polk to, 344.

Wood, Col. , orders for movementa

before Perryville. II. 150.

Wood. Samuel. Brig.-Gen., in battle of Chickamauga. II. 271, 275.

Digitized by



Wood, Brie.-0«n. Thonuw J., in battle of Murfreesboro, II. 179^ 188; movements, positions, etc., m battle of Chickamauga, 251, 253, 269, 275-277, 279.

Woolwich, Eng., visit to, I. 138.

Working, the easiest way of, T. 214.

Worth, percentage of loss at, II. 288.

Worth, Mai. —^—, instructor of cadets at West Point, I. 71. 74; application for admission of his brother to West Point, 78; Polk's present to, 74; in the Mexican war, 74.

Wright, , negro blacksmith, death

of, I. 205.

Wright, Gen. Crafts J., recollections of McIIvaine, I. 89.

Wright. Brig.-Gen. Horatio G., commanding in central and eastern Kentucky, II. 123, 124; opposed to Kirby Smith, 124; commanding at Cincinnati, 134; awaiting Morgan at Cincinnati, 135.

Wurxburg, percentage of kMS at, II. 287.

'X," the letter signed. I. 215, 216.

Yale College, Hamilton Polk leaves, I. 116, 124; a contemplated Southern rival to, 237, 245; advantages over Southern colleges, 238.

Yadkin River, the, I. 4; Thomas Polk's camp on, 14.

Yanry, B.. 1.110.

Yankee economy, I. 81.

Yasoo City, Miss., Federal movements at, II. 325, 326.

Yasoo River, Federal movements on, II. 324, 326.

Yellow fever, outbreak of, I. 208, 200, 216.

York, Capt. , captured by William

Poik, I. 39.

York, Eng., visit to, I. 144.

York, Pa., Continental Congress adjourned to, I. 14.

York, Va., expected battle near, I. 359.

Yorktown, Va., visiting the troops at, I. 355. 359.

Young. Rev. John Freeman, bishop of Fk>rida, I. 262; record of Preston's speech at laying of University comer-stone, 262.

Youth, consciousneBS of, in early ministry, I. 123.

ZoUiooffer, Gen., character, II. 4. 5; appointed to command in east Tennessee, 4; death, 5; mihtary talents, 5; department in Tennessee, 16: demand for guns for, 16; movements in Kentucky, 29.

Zurich, percentage of loss at, II. 287.

Digitized by


Digitized by



This book is under no oiroumttanoet to taken from the Building

•lUl 7 ^Wl Til T~7^,--



1 2


tMi »t !jir


JUL '.< '»»i^

in II iiu

»'l 3


N gy 3 0 7<Ky,

l^ - )M-')ir

Digitized by