Black Flag! Black Flag!: The Battle at Fort Pillow
- Publish Date: 2003-07-28
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: John Gauss
In Black Flag! Black Flag!, John Gauss uses the documented words of participants taken from historical records, graphically depicting the Civil War battle of Fort Pillow, as well as pertinent battles and events leading up to and continuing after that fateful conflict. At Fort Pillow, after seven hours of conflict, General N.B. Forrest's troops overran the fort and let their heated emotions run wild. Survivors, some shot several times or sliced by sabers after throwing away their weapons, describe a horrible aftermath. They recall the sight of brutal slayings and the burning of live prisoners by Confederates.