Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Grand Fabrication: Fort Pillow


This was originally posted on the 37th Texas along with many, many other excellent ones on Black Confederates.  Evidently, "The Colonel" sold it to a Yankee who scrubbed everything, so I'm posting this in its entirety as an additional safeguard both here and on NamSouth.  Wish all his other stuff had been saved or maybe it will surface somewhere on the Internet.


Fort Pillow Attack

It is almost as difficult to find consistent information about the incident at Fort Pillow as it is to determine the moral significance of its outcome. Scholars disagree about exactly what transpired on April 12, 1864 at Fort Pillow, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the fort with his 1,500 troops and claimed numerous Union lives in the process (Wyeth 250).  

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