Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Fort Pillow” in chapter 16 of Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War.:
...way to Fort Pillow, another stronghold which could only be conquered by a combined army and navy force.
Gen. Pope, with twenty thousand men in transports protected by gun-boats, now moved towards Fort Pillow , and prepared to attack the enemy's works.
Five Confederate gun-boats were descried down the river, but their size and strength could not be ascertained.
The Confederates had improvised a river f...
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