2 pages, 4to, ink blot at top of page, traces of mounting at lower margin. RARE. Pillow, following a recent victory over General Grant at Belmont, Kentucky, recommends the promotion of two officers: "The State of Arkansas has from Twelve to Fifteen Thousand men in the Confederate Army. As far as we are advised that state has no Brig General in the Field...We have with this army Col. Garth a member of the last Federal Congress (before the Revolution)...& Colonel [James] Tappan...[who] would make good Brigade Commanders. The former...as commanded to protect the rear of this portion...must have more rank. Col. Tappan acted with great gallantry in the Battle of Belmont. We beg to recommend their approval...[and] to suggest to you the appointment of Col. Borland ...as a Brigadier General..."" /> PILLOW, GIDEON JOHNSON, <I>Major General, C.S.A.</I> Autograph letter signed twice ("Gid J Pillow") TO JUDAH P. BENJAMIN, Secretary of War, Columbia [Kentucky], December 2 1861. <I>2 pages, 4to, ink blot at top of page, traces of mounting at lower margin.</I> RARE. Pillow, following a recent victory over General Grant at Belmont, Kentucky, recommends the promotion of two officers: "The State of Arkansas has from Twelve to Fifteen Thousand men in the Confederate Army. As far as we are advised that state has no Brig General in the Field...We have with this army Col. Garth a member of the last Federal Congress (before the Revolution)...& Colonel [James] Tappan...[who] would make good Brigade Commanders. The former...as commanded to protect the rear of this portion...must have more rank. Col. Tappan acted with great gallantry in the Battle of Belmont. We beg to recommend their approval...[and] to suggest to you the appointment of Col. Borland ...as a Brigadier General..." | Christie's