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Fort Pillow

Author: H N Turteltaub; John Allen Nelson
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio, 2009, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : MP3 : Fiction : English
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In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was composed of almost 600 troops, about half of them black. The Confederancy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest calvary commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only 62 of the coloured Union troops survived the fight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War stories
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: H N Turteltaub; John Allen Nelson
ISBN: 9781400161393 1400161398
OCLC Number: 649999266
Notes: "IPod ready"--Container.
Unabridged - container.
"A novel of the Civil War"--Container.
Performer(s): Read by John Allen Nelson.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 1 sound disc (MP3 CD) (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: System requirements: CD/MP3 player or PC with MP3-capable software.
Responsibility: Harry Turtledove ; read by John Allen Nelson.

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In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was composed of almost 600 troops, about half of them black. The Confederancy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest calvary commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men. The Confederates overran the fort and drove the Federals into a deadly crossfire. Only 62 of the coloured Union troops survived the fight unwounded. Many accused the Confederates of massacring the black troops after the fort fell, when fighting should have ceased. the "Fort Pillow Massacre" became a Union rallying cry and cemented resolve to see the war through to its conclusion - container.

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