Cahaba, Alabama May 19, 1864. Major-General Forrest, C. S. A.:
General: Your request, made through Judge P. T. Scroggs, that I should make a statement of the treatment of the Federal dead and wounded at Fort Pillow, has been made known to me. Details from Federal prisoners were made to collect the dead and wounded.
The dead were buried by their surviving comrades.
I saw no ill treatment of their wounded on the evening of the battle, or next morning.
My friend, Lieutenant Leaming, Adjutant Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry, was left wounded in the sutler's store near the fort, also a Lieutenant Sixth U. S. Artillery; both were alive next morning and sent on board U. S. transport, among many other wounded.
Among the wounded were some colored troops — I don't know how many.
Your obedient servant, Jno. T. Young, Captain Twenty-fourth Missouri Volunteers.
P. S.--I have examined a report said to be made by Captain Anderson (of) A. D. C. to
e earliest practicable moment.
I am, General, yours respectfully, S. D. Lee, Lieutenant-General. General S. Cooper, A. and L G., Richmond, Va.
General Forrest to General Washburn.
headquarters Forrest's cavalry, in the field, June 14, 1864. Major-General Washburn, commanding United States Forces, Memphis:
General: I have the honor herewith to enclose copy of letter received from Brigadier-General Buford, commanding United States forces at Helena, Arkansas, addressed to Colonel E. W. Rucker, commanding Sixth regiment of this command; also a letter from myself to General Buford, which I respectfully request you will read and forward to him.
There is a matter also to which I desire to call your attention, which, until now, I have not thought proper to make the subject of a communication.
Recent events render it necessary — in fact, demand it.
It has been reported to me that all the negro troops stationed in Memphis took an oath on their knees, in the presence of Ma