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Remembering Fort Pillow


2019-04-13 10:00 2019-04-13 16:00 Europe/London Remembering Fort Pillow

Tribute and Commemoration of the men, women and children who were brutalized on April 12, 1864 Hosted by the Descendants of Union Soldiers Who Survived the Massacre at Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864 Please meet at the Fort Pillow Visitors Center at 11 am. The ceremony will be begin at 12 noon inside the Fortification. Rain or Shine. A fellowship barbecue will take place after the ceremony. For information, contact Yulanda Burgess Located on the western edge of Tennessee, approximately 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in historic and archaeological significance. Steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made this area a strategic location during the Civil War. The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow is known for its well-preserved breastworks and reconstructed inner fort. The park’s museum offers Civil War artifacts including a canon and interpretive displays relating to the history of Fort Pillow. There is a 12 minute video on the 1864 Battle shown by request as well as tours of the museum and restored fortifications. The Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow massacre, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of Union troops (most of them African American soldiers) attempting to surrender, by soldiers under the command of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher concluded, “Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history.”

3122 Park Rd, Henning, TN 38041, USA

Tribute and Commemoration of the men, women and children who were brutalized on April 12, 1864

Hosted by the Descendants of Union Soldiers Who Survived the Massacre at Fort Pillow on April 12, 1864
Please meet at the Fort Pillow Visitors Center at 11 am.
The ceremony will be begin at 12 noon inside the Fortification. Rain or Shine.
A fellowship barbecue will take place after the ceremony. For information, contact Yulanda Burgess

Located on the western edge of Tennessee, approximately 40 miles north of Memphis, Fort Pillow State Historic Park is rich in historic and archaeological significance. Steep bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River made this area a strategic location during the Civil War.

The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow is known for its well-preserved breastworks and reconstructed inner fort. The park’s museum offers Civil War artifacts including a canon and interpretive displays relating to the history of Fort Pillow. There is a 12 minute video on the 1864 Battle shown by request as well as tours of the museum and restored fortifications.

The Battle of Fort Pillow, also known as the Fort Pillow massacre, was fought on April 12, 1864, at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River in Henning, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. The battle ended with a massacre of Union troops (most of them African American soldiers) attempting to surrender, by soldiers under the command of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Military historian David J. Eicher concluded, “Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history.”