Friday, April 29, 2011

Fort Pillow Massacre-Clairissa-Deborah
Nathan Bedford Forrest
At Fort Pillow, Tennessee, General Nathan Bedford Forrest created the bloodiest racial incident of the American Civil War. Confederate forces killed black troops by burning them and buring them alive. 300 blacks, including women and children, had been killed after the Fort surrendered. This act of shame began because of the South's outrage at the North's use of the black soldiers. They were unsure as to how they should treat the blacks. Either as black soldiers captured in battle as slaves in insurrection, or as the Union insisted, as prisoners of the war.

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