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The comprehensive review of the Battle of Fort Pillow by Andrew Ward is not only profoundly astounding, but uncovers much of what has been missed over the centuries since the battle.
Ward covers both sides and many view points from combatants, field commanders, soldiers, civilians and refugees alike. The analytical debate exposes much of the influence and emotion provoked by both sides as a result of the conflict and resulting massacre. For those that have doubts as to what occurred that day, read this book as all the facts are presented with factual evidence from survivors and veterans.
Ward's account was mainly unbiased but did uncover a sense of brutality and control both during and the years to follow the war itself.
For all the view points, research and analysis on the battle, the participants and those that it affected, this book represents an excellent window into the affair, and the War in the Western Theater leaving very little if anything out at all.