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Near Henning in Lauderdale County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fort Pillow

April 12, 1864

 
 
Fort Pillow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
1. Fort Pillow Marker
Inscription. Federal forces captured this important Confederate work, 18 miles west, in 1862. To end depredations committed by the Federal garrison, Forrest, with a force from his Confederate Cavalry Corps, attacked and captured the fort. Of the garrison of 551 white and Negro troops, 221 were killed. The rest, some wounded, were captured.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 22.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
Location. 35° 40.661′ N, 89° 35.137′ W. Marker is near Henning, Tennessee, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 51) and Graves Street (State Highway 87), on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henning TN 38041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alex Haley's Boyhood Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tipton County in the Civil War (approx. 8.6 miles away); Tipton County Confederate Monument (approx. 8.6 miles away); Thomas Goode
Fort Pillow Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
2. Fort Pillow Marker
(approx. 8.7 miles away); Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (approx. 8.7 miles away); Charles B. Simonton (approx. 9 miles away); General Jacob Tipton (approx. 9 miles away); The Site of Byars-Hall High School (approx. 9 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Fort Pillow by Markers
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Fort Pillow. Wikipedia entry on the battle of Fort Pillow. (Submitted on June 9, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Fort Pillow Massacre; prisoners of war.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable EventsWar, US Civil
 
Reconstructed Interior of Fort Pillow image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
3. Reconstructed Interior of Fort Pillow
Fort Pillow National Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 1, 2010
4. Fort Pillow National Historic Landmark
The remains of Fort Pillow are listed as a National Historic Landmark.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,294 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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