Nathan Bedford Forrest attacked the fort with approximately 2,500 men. The acting commander, asked for an hour for consultation and Forrest granted twenty minutes. Bradford refused surrender and the Confederates renewed the attack, soon overran the fort, and drove the Federals down the river's bluff into a deadly crossfire. Casualties were high and only sixty-two of the U.
Colored Troops survived the fight. Many accused the Confederates of perpetrating a massacre of the black troops, and that controversy continues today. The Confederates evacuated Fort Pillow that evening so they gained little from the attack except to temporarily disrupt Union operations. The Fort Pillow Massacre became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion.
THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION This scarce, First Edition, antique book is bound in brown textured covers with gold lettering and lined decorative highlights on the cover. The exterior is clean and has no bumping or discernible edge wear.
It has light rubbing and a scratch to the cover. The lettering remains sharp and bright. The book has solid binding throughout; both hinges and all binding are solid. The interior is clean and in nice overall condition, but some initial pages have water staining as shown.
The book has no writng, stamps or pasteboards. It is not an ex-library book.
The book has very light foxing on a few pages, but most are fine. The book contains illustrations in the back of the book of prisoners of war. A great primary-source for these important, historic events, this book provides testimony and inquiry about these controversial topics. An excellent, clean, solid, First Edition book.
OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY AND REPORT. REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF WAR Official Report by the 38th United States Congress, 1st Session, Joint Committee on the Conduct of War.
FIRST EDITION NEAR FINE CONDITION. Authentic, Official Congressional Report of the Civil War Filled with First-Hand Testimony Solidly Bound, Illustrated, Antiquarian Book. PUBLISHED BY THE GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D. This First Edition, 153-year old antique book constitutes the official Congressional report of two amazing and related topics: The Fort Pillow Massacre and the Return of Prisoners. THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION.
This scarce, First Edition, antique book is bound in brown textured covers with gold lettering and lined decorative highlights on the cover. The book has mild foxing to the end page and very light foxing on a few pages, but most are fine.Be sure to add me to your. Get images that make Supersized seem small. The item "FORT PILLOW MASSACRE 1864 FIRST EDITION CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE WAR CRIMES" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "books_of_valor" and is located in Burke, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.