150 years ago at Fort Pillow: “I saw the Union soliders, black and white, slaughtered….”

Just one of many accounts collected by Brigadier-General Mason Brayman after the battle of Fort Pillow, fought on April 12, 1864: Cairo, Ill., April 23, 1864. Elois Bevel, being duly sworn, deposes and says: I am a citizen of Osceola, Ark. I was driven from my home by guerrillas. I arrived at Fort Pillow, Tenn.,Continue reading “150 years ago at Fort Pillow: “I saw the Union soliders, black and white, slaughtered….””