Item #241619 Defence of Major Gen. Pillow before the Court of Inquiry at Frederick, Maryland : against the charges preferred against him by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott. Gideon J. Pillow.
Defence of Major Gen. Pillow before the Court of Inquiry at Frederick, Maryland : against the charges preferred against him by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott

Defence of Major Gen. Pillow before the Court of Inquiry at Frederick, Maryland : against the charges preferred against him by Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott.

np: nd (c. 1848).

First and only edition. 64 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Later cloth and boards, without wrappers. Very good Sabin 62853 Eberstadt 104:198. Item #241619

Pillow was a friend of President Polk. He infuriated Gen. Scott, who tried twice had him tried, but failed. This court of inquiry is the result of Scott’s belief that Pillow was the author of the so-called Leonidas letter, which built himself up to the diminishment of Scott. The letter appeared on September 10, 1847, in the Delta and gave Pillow full credit for the victories at Contreras and Churubusco.

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