Truth Massacred: The Battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, April 12, 1864

James Amos Moshier
February 2017

By Civil War standards, the day-long Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee (April 12, 1864) was a rather small affair, and yet it is one of the most debated and polarizing events of the entire war. Its infamy rests in what history has concluded was the wholesale massacre of the United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) defending the fort.