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GIDEON J. PILLOW(1806 - 1878) Confederate major general, who fought at Belmont and was second-in-command at Fort Donelson from which he fled to avoid capture by Grant. Nice association A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Warren Co., Tn., Aug. 26, 1857 to a Committee of N.Y. Volunteers. In part: "...I am in receipt of your letter and the published proceedings enclosed in regards to the Gold Box. I have addressed Andrew Jackson [Jr., adopted son of the late president] and enclosed him [?] letter, with instructions to return it to me...". Some edge faults, folds, still overall very good.
Estimate $ 200-300

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