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Author Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs, Jr., 1930-2012.

Title The life and wars of Gideon J. Pillow [electronic resource] / Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. and Roy P. Stonesifer Jr.

Imprint Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (455 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary One of nineteenth-century America & rsquo;s most controversial military figures, Gideon Johnson Pillow gained notoriety early in the Civil War for turning an apparent Confederate victory at Fort Donelson into an ignominious defeat. Dismissed by contemporaries and historians alike as a political general with dangerous aspirations, his famous failures have overshadowed the tremendous energy, rare talent, and great organizational skills that also marked his career. In this exhaustive biography, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. and Roy P. Stonesifer Jr. look beyond conventional historical interp.
Contents A Jacksonian tradition -- A friend indeed -- Tennessee's own son -- Hurra for Pa -- Hero of Chapultepec -- Leonidas -- Making good Democratic music -- Palace of fire -- The provisional Army of Tennessee -- To aid our friends in Missouri -- A plunge into the forest -- I will die first -- Is this right? -- A place he so exactly fits -- I only want a respectable command -- A bitter cup -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: And afterward -- Appendix 2: Some of Gideon J. Pillow's staff officers.
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Subject Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography.
Pillow, Gideon Johnson, 1806-1878
Confederate States of America. Army.
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1846-1865
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Stonesifer, Roy P.
Other Form: Print version: Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs. Life and Wars of Gideon J. Pillow. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, 2011 9781572337916
ISBN 9781572337916 (electronic bk.)
1572337915 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613282323