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Fort Pillow Attack

It is almost as difficult to find consistent information about the incident at Fort Pillow as it is to determine the moral significance of its outcome. Scholars disagree about exactly what transpired on April 12, 1864 at Fort Pillow, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the fort with ....

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.... Confederate forces from the Mississippi, but with minimal success. The Union forces fought back heartily until around one oŚclock in the afternoon, when both sides slowed down. Around that time the New Era steamed out of range to cool its weapons. It had fired a total of 282 rounds, and its supplies were almost totally exhausted. During this hiatus in the firing, while Confederate troops waited for supplies that would arrive around three oŚclock, Forrestwas injured when his horse fell on him after being mortaily wounded (252). When the supplies arrived, C ....

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