Pike did not, however, take well to the rigors of the military command structure and submitted his resignation in July of 1862. After it was accepted in November of that same year, Pike retreated to Arkansas and Texas, where he was looked on with suspicion by both governments for the remainder of the War.
Following the War, Pike worked as a lawyer and a journalist in both Memphis and Washington, DC. He was also a leading proponent of Freemasonry and is buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Washington.
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