Item description for Fort Pillow Massacre by U. S. Congress...
In April 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest captured Fort Pillow in Tennessee. This is the story of black and white Union troops shot down upon surrender. Vivid eye witness accounts by survivors told directly after the event. Actual testimony before the Congressional committee.
Includes the Returned Prisoners Report detailing treatment of Union prisoners of war by the South. Soldiers describe suffering from want of food, shelter, and medical care.
Printed at public expense by Congress at the height of the Civil War. Charges of outrage and atrocity helped the war effort and influenced the elections of 1864.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
ISBN 1933706015 ISBN13 9781933706016