Polk in uniform, c. 1862
Map of Meridian Battlefield study area by the American Battlefield Protection Program
St. John's Church at Ashwood
Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of Union forces in the Meridian campaign
Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, commander of Confederate forces during the Meridian campaign

The Confederate commander in the area, Lt. Gen. Leonidas Polk, consolidated a number of commands in and around Morton, Mississippi, but lost his nerve and retreated rapidly eastward.

- Meridian campaign

Polk unsuccessfully attempted to oppose Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's raid against Meridian, Mississippi, in February 1864.

- Leonidas Polk
Polk in uniform, c. 1862

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