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Kurz & Allison The Fort Pillow Massacre.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07727 Author/Creator: Kurz & Allison Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Print Date: 1892 Pagination: 1 print : col. : 56.3 x 71.5 cm.

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Summary of Content: Depicts the April 1864 battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, in which witnesses reported that Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest violated the conduct of war by killing unarmed and surrendered soldiers. Underneath the print, text indicates that Union forces were led by Majors William F. Bradford and Lionel F. Booth (who was killed during the battle). Portrays Confederate soldiers killing African American soldiers, women, and children. In the center of the print, Forrest hoists the Confederate flag. For an extensive eyewitness account of the battle, please refer to GLC05080.01.

Background Information: It is estimated that 560 Union troops fought 1,500-2,000 Confederate soldiers in the Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee. Most of the Union soldiers killed at Fort Pillow, both during and after ...the battle, were African American. Much controversy exists regarding the historical facts of the Battle of Fort Pillow.See More

People: Kurz & Allison
Booth, Lionel F., d. 1864
Bradford, William F., d. 1864
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryBattle of Fort Pillow (Fort Pillow Massacre)BattleFortificationAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryAtrocityMassacreWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaDeath

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