Fort Pillow

On April 12, 1864 — the third anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter — a Confederate force led by the brilliant and brutal Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked Union troops holding Fort Pillow, an obscure post in West Tennessee. What happened after Forrest’s men captured Fort Pillow remains one of the most notorious and controversial incidents of the Civil War.

Disunion: Remember Fort Pillow!

The war in Tennessee : Confederate massacre of Federal troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12th, 1864. Published in 1894.

The war in Tennessee : Confederate massacre of Federal troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12th, 1864.
Published in 1894.