Fort Polk – Leonidas Polk Located in Louisiana,
(April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864)
Graduated West Point July 1, 1827, 8th of 38 cadets
Resigned his commission on December 1, 1827, so
that he could enter the Virginia Theological Seminary
Elected Bishop of Louisiana October 1841
Offering his services in the Confederate States Army,
he was commissioned a major general on June 25, 1861
Killed in action June 14, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign.
Fort Rucker – Edmund Winchester Rucker, Colonel
Born 7/22/1835 in Murfreesboro, TN
City engineer of Memphis during the late 1850
Enlisted in the Confederate States Army as a Private in
Pickett's Tennessee Company of Sappers and Miners.
Post war an industrial leader of Birmingham, Alabama.