1864: The Battle of Fort Pillow takes place. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest led 2,500 troops against a Union held position, containing roughly 600 Union soldiers (Split of white and African-American). After a clear Confederate Victory, the Union were given a chance to surrender. Initially rejected, the Union were forced to surrender after imminent defeat. Atrocities performed by the South against the Union (namely the African-American soldiers) happened in the aftermath, starting the alleged Fort Pillow Massacre. Confederate soldiers are blamed with slaugthering African-American troops, as well as burying them alive, and setting fire to sick tents. Confederates deny that such an event took place.