The Battle Of Fort Pillow

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Battle of Fort Pillow The battle of Fort Pillow was short but very tragic. Some people believe it is the most controversial event in the Civil War. It was fought at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee. The date was April 12, 1864. The south attacked the fort at around 4:00 pm. They overran the fort before dusk. More than 300 African Americans were killed. Some believed that they were helpless after surrendering and some believe that they were running. This had big effects on the war because the north thought that killing prisoners of war was wrong but the south thought it was law abiding. Both sides used this battle to justify the war. The north believed that the southern soldiers led by Nathan Bedford Forrest, massacred
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