Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Title: Fort Pillow: A Novel of the Civil War
Author: Harry Turtledove
A tale based on the events of the controversial 1864 Fort Pillow Massacre traces the Confederacy attack against the mixed-race Union garrison at Fort Pillow, a battle led by ruthless cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Harry Turtledove has written a dramatic recreation of an astounding battle, telling a bloody story of courage and hope, freedom and hatred. With brilliant characterization of all the main figures, this is a novel that reminds us that Fort Pillow was more than a battle—-it was a clash of ideas between men fighting to define what being an American ought to mean.