Civil War Series
1:40 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Tragedy at Fort Pillow

In part 157 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson discusses the Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee, a massacre of Union soldiers that became a blot on the career of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864.
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