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 Posted: Wed Dec 19th, 2007 01:42 pm
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Albert Sailhorst

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Location: Aledo, Illinois USA
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An excellent book on Ft Pillow is "River Run Red". It discusses some skirmishing with troops prior to the battle (days, weeks, and months prior) with various scouting parties. My guess, at this point, is Golddust was one of these skirmishes.

In checking the index of that book, I find no mention of Golddust, nor have I ever come across any references to it when studying the battle of Ft. Pillow.

All of Forrests troops, at the battle of Ft Pillow, came up from the south (Jackson, Bolivar) rather than the direction of Golddust (too far to the north, with Cold Creek in between Golddust and the fort.

If anyone has the OR's on disc, perhaps a "search" would yield infor.


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