Battle Of Fort Pillow


DATE April 12, 1864
LOCATION Lauderdale County, Tennessee
RESULT Confederate victory
NAME OF BATTLEFIELD Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow massacre
COMMANDERS Lionel F. Booth
William F. Bradford
Nathan Bedford Forrest
James R. Chalmers
UNITS INVOLVED Fort Pillow garrison
2nd U.S. Artillery (C)
6th U.S. Artillery (C)
14th Tenn Cavalry U.S.
1st Division, Forrest’s Cavalry Corps
STRENGTH 600 1,500–2,500
CAUSALITIES & LOSSES 182 killed, drowned and missing 100 total
14 killed
86 wounded


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