n.p. U.S. Government, n.d. 1st Edition. 8vo. Good+. Item #15752
This extremely scarce account details eyewitness testimony of the infamous Fort Pillow Massacre, fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of Union soldiers (many of them African Americans) attempting to surrender, by soldiers commanded by Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
"Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history." - Eicher
128pp + 34pp. Brown cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Includes includes illustrations of the prisoners of war in horrific condition. Mild rubbing with moderate edge wear. Lacking the rear blank leaves. very sporadic foxing. Rear-board cloth with some rippling.