Place Published: [Washington, DC]
Publisher: US Senate and House of Representatives
Date Published: 1864
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
SOME 300 AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED
First edition. 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches. Pebbled brown cloth. Gilt lettered. Some fading and worn ends on spine and corners, agetoned paper on inside with a few pages foxing, otherwise, good condition. Previous owner's book mark and name pasted on inside end paper.
Two Civil War Senate Reports bound together;
1) 38th Congress, 1st Session, Report Committee No.63, Fort Pillow Massacre, 128pp; and,
2) 38th Congress, 1st Session, Report Committee No. 68, Returned Prisoners, 34pp plus 4 pages (2 images per page) of illustrations of returned prisoners.
WADE and GOOCH, the sub-committee appointed by the Joint Committee on the Conduct and Expenditures of the War, with instructions to proceed to such points as they might deem necessary for the purpose of taking testimony in regard to the massacre at Fort Pillow, submitted the report to the joint committee, together with the accompanying testimony and papers.
The Fort Pillow Massacre in Tennessee on April 12, 1864, in which some 300 African-American soldiers were killed, was one of the most controversial events of the American Civil War (1861-65). Though most of the Union garrison surrendered, and thus should have been taken as prisoners of war, the soldiers were killed. The Confederate refusal to treat these troops as traditional prisoners of war infuriated the North, and led to the Union’s refusal to participate in prisoner exchanges.
Good. Item #1143