The Nashville Banner reports on a speech given by the Hon. John Bell in which he clearly advocates a military alliance with the Confederacy, while arguing against complete secession.

Following the recommendation of Major General Gideon Pillow, the Memphis Military Board authorizes monthly subsistence payments to the families of volunteer soldiers. This aid to suffering families will be sporadic and inconsistent. [Brock, pp. 132-136]


Further action at Fort Pillow


Skirmish at Collierville.