This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Nathan B Forrest and the Ft Pillow Massacre. Both presentations together number 35 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the most polarizing figures of the Civil War era, was born July 13, 1821 in Chapel Hill, TN. When his father, a blacksmith, died when he was 16, Forrest moved to the Memphis Delta and eventually became a successful businessman, a millionaire dealing in cotton, land and slaves.
In the spring, of April 1864, Forrest and his men were involved in one of the most controversial episodes of the Civil War. After surrounding Fort Pillow, near Memphis, Forrest demanded the surrender of the garrison, which included 262 soldiers of the U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery. When the Union forces refused, Forrest’s men easily overran the fort.
After the war, Forrest is best known as having been a prominent figure in the foundation of the Ku Klux Klan, a group composed of mostly Confederate veterans committed to violent intimidation of blacks, northerners and republicans. He was “Grand Wizard” until he ordered the dissolution of the organization in 1869.
Power point #1 is entitled, American Civil War - Key Leaders - Confederate - Nathan B Forrest and contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Forrest’s Own Army
“The Wizard of the Saddle”
“Charge ‘em Both Ways”
The Battle of Chickamauga
The Legend Grows
KKK and His Death
End of Presentation
As the American Civil War progressed the issue of slavery came to the fore front of the war. President Lincoln eventually freed the slaves in the rebelling states with the document that became known as the Emancipation Proclamation. Many in the North called for allowing the “negro” to serve in the Union army and even arming the newly freed slaves, a thought that appalled the South.
Many African-American’s served admirably but in cases where they were captured by Confederate soldiers, were treated as runaways, severely punished or even murdered on the spot. Such was the case of the massacre at Ft. Pillow in TN.
The Fort Pillow Massacre in TN on April 12, 1864, in which more than 300 African-American soldiers were killed, was one of the most controversial events of the American Civil War. Though most of the Union garrison surrendered, and thus should have been taken as prisoners of war, the soldiers were killed. The Confederate refusal to treat these troops as traditional prisoners of war infuriated the North, and led to the Union’s refusal to participate in prisoner exchanges.
The Ft. Pillow Massacre has been long forgotten by most. Despite the ferocity of the attack, Fort Pillow was of little significance to the Confederate Army, and Nathan Bedford Forrest's troops abandoned it within hours of the massacre. The Fort Pillow site is now a Tennessee state park.
Power point #2 is entitled, American Civil War - The Ft Pillow Massacre and contains 21 slides and covers the following:
What Really Happened?
Eye Witness of Soldiers
Confederate Soldiers Account
Nathan B. Forrest Account
Ulysses S. Grant Account
Order of Retaliation
Grant’s Exchange Orders
Lincoln’s Cabinet Reacts
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Civil War.