4 pp., 4to. Chastised by the state's Military Board over his expenditures, Pillow responds with haughty indignation: "If my efforts to defend the Country are to be thus circumscribed, my powers restricted, my energies broken, and all and every discretion taken from me, and at the same time, I am to be held responsible for the safety of the Country, you will be able to appreciate the embarrassments of my position....If the Legislature would be of opinion that I can not be safely trusted with any discretion, I am prepared to return them the commission with which they empowered the Governor to honor me." He won this tussle, but fell afoul of the authorities in Richmond a year later for abandoning Fort Donelson. Pillow was reprimanded and suspended, never again to hold an important command in the field. --PILLOW. ALS ("G. J. P.") to an unidentified General, Murfreesboro, 22 November 1862. 1 p., 4to. Pillow asks for reimbursement of his travel expenses to Richmond on government business. -- PILLOW. ALS ("Gid. J. Pillow") to Gov. Harris, Head Quarters, Army of the Tennessee, Memphis, 25 May 1861. 1 p., 8vo. "Col. Travis's Regiment advances today to Union City--Tomorrow--Stephens's Regt. follows. Monday our Regiment from Corinth--Tuesday another. I can have the other Regiments now at Jackson already mustered into the service of Tennessee, mustered likewise into the Confederate States Service. This it seems to me, meets the instructions in regard to arms. Please say if I shall do so and issue the arms?" -- CHEATHAM, B. F. ALS ("B. F. Cheatham") to Gen. Pillow, Upper Mouth of Hatchie, 23 May 1861. 1 p., 4to. Reports "landing two 32-pounders at this place." -- THOMPSON, M. JEFF. (1826-1876). ALS ("M. Jeff. Thompson") to Gideon Pillow, Camp Sikeston, 15 August 1861. 1 p., 4to, ruled paper. "All is quiet this morning. There were no reports received last night except one from Maj. Millen asking permission to attack Benton..." Together 5 items. (5) " /> PILLOW, Gideon Johnson (1806-1878), <I>General, C. S. A</I>. A SERIES OF WAR-DATE LETTERS FROM AND TO PILLOW DISCUSSING BATTLEFIELD AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS. Letter signed ("Gid. J. Pillow") to R. G. Payne, Head Quarters Army of Tennessee, Memphis, 24 June 1861. <I>4 pp., 4to</I>. Chastised by the state's Military Board over his expenditures, Pillow responds with haughty indignation: "If my efforts to defend the Country are to be thus circumscribed, my powers restricted, my energies broken, and all and every discretion taken from me, and at the same time, I am to be held responsible for the safety of the Country, you will be able to appreciate the embarrassments of my position....If the Legislature would be of opinion that I can not be safely trusted with any discretion, I am prepared to return them the commission with which they empowered the Governor to honor me." He won this tussle, but fell afoul of the authorities in Richmond a year later for abandoning Fort Donelson. Pillow was reprimanded and suspended, never again to hold an important command in the field. --PILLOW. ALS ("G. J. P.") to an unidentified General, Murfreesboro, 22 November 1862. <I>1 p., 4to</I>. Pillow asks for reimbursement of his travel expenses to Richmond on government business. -- PILLOW. ALS ("Gid. J. Pillow") to Gov. Harris, Head Quarters, Army of the Tennessee, Memphis, 25 May 1861. <I>1 p., 8vo</I>. "Col. Travis's Regiment advances today to Union City--Tomorrow--Stephens's Regt. follows. Monday our Regiment from Corinth--Tuesday another. I can have the other Regiments now at Jackson already mustered into the service of Tennessee, mustered likewise into the Confederate States Service. This it seems to me, meets the instructions in regard to arms. Please say if I shall do so and issue the arms?" -- CHEATHAM, B. F. ALS ("B. F. Cheatham") to Gen. Pillow, Upper Mouth of Hatchie, 23 May 1861. <I>1 p., 4to</I>. Reports "landing two 32-pounders at this place." -- THOMPSON, M. JEFF. (1826-1876). ALS ("M. Jeff. Thompson") to Gideon Pillow, Camp Sikeston, 15 August 1861. <I>1 p., 4to, ruled paper</I>. "All is quiet this morning. There were no reports received last night except one from Maj. Millen asking permission to attack Benton..." <I>Together 5 items</I>. (5) | Christie's