Fort Pillow Black Soldiers Massacre Facts

Sketch of the Fort Pillow massacre
The 1864 Fort Pillow Massacre
On April 12th of 1864 a massacre of black civil war soldiers took place at the Battle of Fort Pillow. Although there is controversy about exactly what occurred that day by most accounts it was a massacre of black Union soldiers who had surrendered by Confederate soldiers. On this page we list interesting facts about this massacre written for both kids and adults. The information on this page includes how many black soldiers were killed and what controversies exist about the massacre.

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