Fort pillow is a dramatic retelling of an actual civil war battle on april 12 1864 the confederate army attacked union soldiers who were occupying the fort read more. A harrowing novel of the civil wars most controversial battle in april 1864 the union garrison at fort pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops about half of them black the confederacy incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature sent its fiercest cavalry commander nathan . Synopsis in april 1864 the union garrison at fort pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops about half of them black the confederacy incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature sent its fiercest cavalry commander nathan bedford forrest to attack the fort with about 1500 men. The battle of fort pillow also known as the fort pillow massacre was 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 african american union troops and their white officers attempting to surrender by soldiers under the command of . Fort pillow 2006 is a novel of the civil war the fort was first constructed at the orders of confederate general gideon pillow on the first chickasaw bluff of the mississippi river not quite forty miles north of memphis the first line of fortifications ran a couple of miles from coal creek to the mississippi
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