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Items related Mack J. Leaming [Decimalized .01-.06]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05080 Author/Creator: Place Written: various Type: Header Record Date: 1860-1893 Pagination: 6 items

Summary of Content: Includes Leaming's typed manuscript signed describing the Battle of Fort Pillow, family photographs, and the House of Representatives report on Fort Pillow.

Background Information: Leaming served as 1st Lieutenant, Adjutant of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, and was present at the controversial battle which took place there in April 1864. It is ...estimated that 560 Union troops fought 1,500-2,000 Confederate soldiers in the battle. Most of the Union soldiers killed at Fort Pillow, both during and after the battle, were African American. Much historical controversy exists regarding the facts surrounding Fort Pillow.See More

People: Leaming, Mack J., 1842-1893

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesAfrican American HistoryAfrican American TroopsSlaveryAtrocityMassacrePrisoner of WarConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaBattleBattle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)Morality and EthicsSurrenderDeath

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