Category Archives: James Ronald Chalmers

May 5, 1864: Congressional report on Fort Pillow

A joint House/Senate subcommittee investigated the events at Fort Pillow, and reported their findings on May 5, 1864. They found, as we have heard previously, that Forrest’s troops killed soldiers who had surrendered, as well as women and children sheltering … Continue reading

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October 15, 1863: Sherman reports

Sherman reports to Grant on his move to Chattanooga. He’s being harassed by Chalmers’ cavalry a bit, but it’s not a serious threat. Unaware of Porter’s assessment of the river conditions, he’s still hoping for supplies by that route. Lastly, … Continue reading

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