I saw them shoot down lots after they surrendered.
They would hold up their hands and cry to them not to shoot, but they shot them just the same.
Question. How many do you suppose you saw shot after they had surrendered?
Answer. More than twenty, I reckon.
Question. Did you hear of the rebels doing any thing else to them beyond shooting them?
Answer. I heard of their burning some, but I did not see it.
Question. How many times were you shot?
Answer. I was shot twice, and a ball slightly grazed my head.
Question. Were you shot after you had surrendered?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. Did you see the man who shot you?
Answer. I saw the man who shot me the last time in the side with a revolver.
Question. Did he say any thing to you?
Answer. He did not say any thing until he shot me. He then came down to where I was, and finding I was not dead, he cursed me, and said he would shoot me again.
He was fixing to shoot me again, when one of the boys standing by told him not to shoot me again.
Question. Did they rob you after they had shot you?
Answer. Yes, sir; they took every thing I had, even to my pocket-knife.
Question. You say you heard about the burning?
Answer. Yes, sir, I heard about it; but I did not see it.
Question. Did you see any of the rebel officers about while this shooting was going on?
Answer. None there that I knew.
I did not see them until they carried me up on the bluff.
Question. Did they shoot any after they fell wounded?
Answer. I saw them shoot one man in the head after he fell.
D. W. Harrison sworn and examined: by the Chairman:
Question. To what company and. regiment do you belong?
Answer. Company D, Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry.
Question. Were you in the fight at Fort Pillow
Answer. I had been driving a team and acting as a soldier.
I took my gun that morning and went out in line.
They then wanted a train to haul some ammunition and provisions in the Fort
The rebels were throwing balls around there.
I kept hauling, I think, five loads.
The rest of the wagons would not go back after they had hauled one load; and after I had hauled five loads I concluded I would not haul any more.
I went down under the hill and got with two men there close under a log. It was but a few minutes before the men came over the hill like sheep over a brush fence, when I saw white men and negroes getting shot down.
I threw up my hands and said: “Don't shoot me; I surrender.”
One of them said: “Go on up the hill.”
I started, but did not get more than two steps before I was shot in the shoulder; I fell, and while I was undertaking to get up again I was hit in the body; and this arm that was hit fell over behind me. A rebel came along with a canteen, and I motioned to him and told him I wanted a little water.
He said: “Damn you; I have nothing for you fellows; you Tennesseeans pretend to be men, and you fight side by side with niggers; I have nothing for you.”
About that time another one came up with his pistol drawn, and asked if I had any money.
I told him I had a little, and he told me to give it to him. I told him my shoulder was hurt, and he must take it himself.
He turned me over and took about ninety dollars and my watch.
Another man, who was a man, came along and brought me some water.
Question. Did you see any others shot after they had surrendered?
Answer. Yes, sir; one of the two who was under the log with me was killed.
I don't know whether the other man was killed or not.
William A. Dickey, sworn and examined: by the Chairman:
Question. Were you at Fort Pillow
when it was taken by the rebels?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. In what company and regiment?
Answer. Company B, Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry.
Question. Will you state what happened there, especially after the Fort
Answer. After the breastworks were charged I first noticed the colored soldiers throwing down their arms and running down the bluff.
After the rebs got inside, the white troops saw that there was no mercy shown, and they threw down their arms and ran down the bluff too; and they were at the same time shot and butchered.
I ran myself, but carried my gun with me down the bluff, and hid myself behind a tree close to the edge of the river.
I staid there some time, and saw my partner shot, and saw men shot all around me. I saw one man shoot as many as four negroes just as fast as he could load his gun and shoot.
After doing this he came to me. As he turned around to me I begged him not to shoot me. He came to me and I gave him my gun, and he took my caps, saying he wanted them to kill niggers.
I begged him to let me go with him, as I would be exposed there; but he said: “No, stay there.”
He made me stay there and would not let me go with him. Another man came along, and I asked him to spare my life, and he did so. I asked him to let me go with him, but he refused me and ordered me to stay with my wounded partner, who was lying in some brush.
I crawled in the brush to him. He was suffering very much, and I unloosed his belt, and took his cartridge-box and put it under his head.
Some rebels under the hill spied us moving in the brush and ordered us to come out.