Monday, December 9, 2013

Sesqui-Centennial of Bishop-General Leonidas Polk's Martyrdom

Save the date for the Sesqui-Centennial of Bishop-General Leonidas Polk's martyrdom atop Pine Mountain, Kennesaw, Georgia, on Saturday, June 14, 2014.  The magnificent Christian hero, often maligned by Yankee historians, as well as by misguided anti-Christian and progressive Southerners, successfully defended the Mississippi Valley from invasion by Grant, commanded half the Confederate army's victory at Chickamauga, stopped Sherman's march toward Alabama, and saved Johnston's Army of Tennessee at Resaca by joining the Army of Mississippi as third corps on the left flank. Only by ignoring his great service and successes, can he be disparaged.

"Prevailing as the most distinguished Legend of the Church and manifesting as Sewanee's beloved Avatar of highest Esteem, the Bishop-General stands as a moral Giant in the Pantheon of our heroic and renowned Southern Rights Icons."  -Sir Abdiel