#60 Suicide Charge Fort Pillow, Tennessee April 12, 1864


Fort Pillow, Tenn. Apr. 12, 1864

REBELS BEAT NORTH AT FORT PILLOW

Led by General Nathan Forrest, the Confederate Army smashed the Northern troops earlier today and gained control of strategic Fort Pillow. Waving a fake truce flag, the Southern soldiers moved up to positions that they hadn't been able to attain by fighting. The Union troops in the Fort were badly outnumbered and surrendered when they saw that the fighting was useless. The Rebel General Forrest has made quite a name for himself in recent months. Before the war, a slave trader, Forrest has made things tough for the North. He leads his men after the enemy and continues to push down on them, never giving the opposition time to relax. Northern fighters have come to fear the name of General Nathan Forrest.