1. Salah

    Fort Pillow, and War Crimes and Atrocities of the Civil War

    In 1863 the self-made Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest and his cavalry butchered some 200 Union soldiers at Fort Pillow, after the latter had surrendered. Some were killed with utmost cruelty, five were allegedly buried alive. The justification for the killing was the fact that some...
  2. Ben Kane

    A Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie (NF)

    I first heard of this book, and its sister volume, With The Old Breed, by fellow U.S. Marine Eugene Sledge, after watching the outstanding HBO miniseries The Pacific. It’s a very different read to Sledge’s book, which details in unremitting detail the unbelievable horrors of combat in the...