Alexander Hamilton Polk: Birth: 27 JAN 1831. Death: 2 OCT 1872
Note: Mrs. Polk had a Confederate cannon named in her honor, the "LadyPolk Cannon." On 7 Nov. 1861 during the Battle of Belmont, therifled, 6.4 inch cannon weighing 15,000 pounds was fired from180 feet above the Missssippi River at Columbus, Ky., and wassaid to have thrown 128 pound, cone shaped shot three miles. On11 November the experimental weapon was being test fired when itexploded killing 11 men.
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