BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Battle of Fort Pillow
|Battle of Fort Pillow|
|Part of the American Civil War|
The war in Tennessee: Confederate massacre of black Union troops after the surrender at Fort Pillow, April 12, 1864.
|United States (Union)||Confederate States|
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lionel F. Booth †|
William F. Bradford †
|Nathan Bedford Forrest|
James R. Chalmers
|Fort Pillow garrison|
2nd US Artillery(C)
6th US Artillery(C)
14th Tenn Cavalry US
|1st Division, Forrest's Cavalry Corps|
|Casualties and losses|
86 wounded 
|“||... if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter.||”|
|BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY|
In popular culture
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- African-American novelist Frank Yerby provided a brief narration of the massacre in his 1946 novel, The Foxes of Harrow (Chapter XXXVI).
- Perry Lentz's novel The Falling Hills (1967, paperback 1994) centers on the Fort Pillow Massacre as its main plot element, with the books two protagonists as members of the opposing sides in the battle.
- The film, Last Stand at Saber River (1997), based on the Elmore Leonard novel of the same name, featured a character (played by Tom Selleck) who was a Confederate soldier at the Fort Pillow massacre. The character returns to his home in the U.S. Southwest, where he describes the events as murder.
- In 1999, Stan Armstrong produced the documentary, The Forgotten Battle of Fort Pillow. The documentary explores the details of the battle and Confederate General Bedford G. Forrest, who planned and led the attack.
- The 2004 mockumentary film, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, gives an alternate history of the Fort Pillow massacre and the war. In this version, the massacre took place somewhere in the North, following the Confederacy winning the Civil War.
- Harry Turtledove published Fort Pillow (2006), a historical novel about the battle and the massacre. He is best known for an extensive series of alternate history novels, beginning with a Confederate victory in the Civil War. His earlier novel, The Guns of the South (1992), refers to the events of Fort Pillow as a "massacre," although it is based on a fictional timeline and alternate outcome of the war.