The Commercial Appeal conjures up a story of a Memphis-based ghost hunter who, with a bag of technology, came to the remains of Fort Pillow to investigate stories of ghostly Union soldiers who still haunt the battlefield. Late in the war, Fort Pillow was manned by many black soldiers, who were infamously massacred by troops led by Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The results? Don Kopcial claims he recorded spectral voices holding this revealing conversation:
“Are you ready?”
“We need to go.”
If anyone wishes to do ghost busting here, it would be the latter day defenders of the Lost Cause, who wish they could exorcise this blot from the record of the Wizard of the Saddle.
Ghosts of Fort Pillow