Historical records matching Captain Marshall T. Polk, Jr. (CSA)
About Marshall Tate Polk, Jr.
Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and artillery commander in the Army of Tennessee. He lost a leg at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862.
Captain Polk was a nephew of President James K. Polk.
After the Civil War, he was the Treasurer of Tennessee. He was convicted of embezzling $400,000 from the State and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He died of a heart ailment before beginning his prison sentence.