This is an article published in the Illustrated London news talking about the advantages that came with the location of the Fort and the geography of the land around it.
http://www.tnhistoryforkids.org/places/fort_pillow - Explains the reasoning for Fort Pillows location, history of the shelter, reason for the battle, and a battle description. Also, about Fort Pillow State Historic Park today.
|Article posted in 1864 New York Times|
This is a Harpers Weekly Article posted April 30, 1864. The article explains the brutal massacre of African Americans during the battle of fort pillow. Black women and young children as well experienced bloody murder. The article tells of the ways solders were buried alive, burned in piles and dropped into the "red" river.