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Tennessee Battle Print and Gideon Pillow Bankruptcy Document, 2 items total. 1st item: Scarce Lithograph of the Civil War Battle of Stones River in Tennessee, titled: "The Battle of Stone River or Murfreesboro, Position of Col. Starkweather and Col. Scribnerâs Brigades on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of January 1863". Sketched by A. E. Mathews of the 31st Reg. O.V.I. Published by Middleton Strobridge, & Co. Lith. Cin. O. Sheet – 17 3/4" H x 22 1/2" W. 2nd item: CSA General Gideon J. Pillow bankruptcy adjudication document, partially printed with eagle and shield vignette and dated Oct. 13, 1876, discharging Pillow from all debts. Signed by Judge Connally F. Trigg (not by Pillow), District of West Tennessee, District Court of the United States. Sheet – 14" H x 8 1/2" W. Framed – 16" H x 12" W. Note: At the start of the Civil War, Tennessee Governor Isham Harris appointed Pillow the senior major general in the Tennessee Militia and commander of the Provisional Army of Tennessee. His controversial decisions during the battle of Fort Donelson (including escaping in the night in a small boat across the Cumberland River) resulted in his being suspended from command by Jefferson Davis, but he was reinstated to command a brigade during the Battle of Stones River. There, General John Breckenridge was furious to find Pillow cowering behind a tree. Pillow was relieved of combat assignments, save for a short and unsuccessful field command in June 1864, when he was assigned to disrupt Sherman's communications between Chattanooga and Atlanta. Pillow was captured by Union Forces in Alabama in 1865 , paroled a month later, and eventually won a presidential pardon. After the war, he went bankrupt, but eventually began a successful law practice with Isham Harris in Memphis. Fort Pillow, on the Mississippi River in Tennessee, site of the Massacre of Fort Pillow (where a number of African American troops were killed), was constructed by and named for him. Provenance: the estate of Stanley Horn, Nashville, Tennessee, by descent in his family to current consignor. CONDITION: 1st item: Considerable losses to the edges of the print, the largest being the upper left corner and lower right corner. 6 Â¼â repair to the upper right quadrant. Foxing and staining. 2nd item: Separations at fold lines, chipping, toning. Wear and losses to frame.