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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 01:31 am
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That's three posts I've lost this week!#%$#

I'll go with TD in that Golddust was likely associated with Fort Pillow. We just can't know how closely -- whether it was a prelude to that battle, or something else.

The Tennessee Tories in the fort were a lawless bunch. Before joining the garrison (or hiding behind its walls) they terrorized the countryside, making little distinction between the secesh and loyalists. The bullets found on the Golddust "battlefield" may have been from a dustup between them and some outraged citizens, or with some of Forrest's boys assigned to put them down.

A lot depends on how many bullets were found. Were there any breastworks there?

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