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army officer

Gideon Johnson Pillow, American army officer. member Southern Convention, Nashville, 1850.

Background

Pillow, Gideon Johnson was born on June 8, 1806 in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. Son of Gideon and Anne (Payne) Pillow.

Education

Graduated from the University Nashville, 1827.

Career

Admitted to Tennessee bar. Practiced in partnership with James K. Polk in Columbia, Tennessee. Appointed brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1846. promoted major general due to friendship of President Polk, 1846.

Served at battles of Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Contreras and Chapultepec. Member Southern Convention, Nashville, 1850. Appointed senior major general Provisional Army of Tennessee, later brigadier general Confederate Army, 1861.

Served at Battle of Belmont (Missouri), 1861. Practiced law in partnership with Isham G. Harris, Memphis, Tennessee, after 1865.

Membership

Member Southern Convention, Nashville, 1850.

Connections

Married Mary Martin, 10 children.

father:
Gideon Pillow

mother:
Anne (Payne) Pillow

spouse:
Mary Martin