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Gideon Johnson Pillow

(1806–78) Confederate army officer. Having befriended James K. Polk, a native of the same Tennessee region, he received a commission as brigadier general of volunteers from Polk after ...

Pillow, Gideon Johnson

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., Gideon Johnson ( 1806–78 ) Confederate army officer . Having befriended James K. Polk , a native of the same Tennessee region, he received a commission as brigadier general of volunteers from Polk after Polk's election as president, and he served under Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War ( 1846–48 ). Despite mishandling his first battle command, Pillow was promoted and participated in other campaigns of the war. He incurred the wrath of Gen. Winfield Scott when he corresponded directly with President Polk, which damaged his prospects and...

Gideon Johnson Pillow

Gideon Johnson Pillow  

(1806–78) Confederate army officer. Having befriended James K. Polk, a native of the same Tennessee region, he received a commission as brigadier general of volunteers from Polk after Polk's election ...
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Social and domestic: c. 15,000 years ago - 2011  

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Society: c. 2.2 million years ago - 2011  

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...America United States 1908 1908 Gideons International place their first bible in a hotel bedroom, in Montana, USA Gideon The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 2 1900s 20th century Religion Christianity Social and domestic North America United States 1908 1908 Europe's worst earthquake, centred on the Strait of Messina, kills up to 200,000 people in Sicily and southern Italy. earthquake A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation 1 1900s 20th century Social and domestic Sicily Europe Italy 1908 1908 US boxer Jack Johnson becomes the first black...

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