Massacre of black soldiers

May 13, 1864

This is based on a letter from Canton, Miss. Published in the Atlanta Appeal, April 13.  It is introduced as “evidence that the rebels are determined to massacre all the black soldiers who may fall into their hands”.  “General Ross broke up a plantation near Snyder’s Bluff, killing some fifty negro soldiers who were guarding the workmen.  The killing was applauded . ‘Take no negro prisoners is the cry in which all join. It is proper.'”

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