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