I have a particular "chip" on my shoulder, when it comes to referencing atrocities committed by Native-Americans. In the case of the reference to the slaughter of Black troops at Poison Springs and dating back for many years, to wars with a Dr. Gregory Erwin, who loathed the white South and all things Southern, I have battled the one-sided account of this so-called atrocity. I said at the beginning, I did not want to argue with you and that meant, I do not wish to argue the general statement that atrocities were committed on both sides. I DID want to come to the rescue of the unfairly accused Choctaws, who are accused of murdering defenseless African-American troops at Poison Springs. Unlike many on this site, rather than having my view of Fort Pillow affecting my view of Poison Springs. I have a different view of the "veracity" of the claims of a massacre at Fort Pillow because of my study of the fiasco at Poison Springs. Much like Fort Pillow, the black troops at Poison Springs had a fear of Confederates and especially Confederate Indians, because of horror stories and newspaper accounts, rather than, their own experience. The may also have been aware of the atrocities at Middle Boggy and expected retaliation, in kind. Much like Fort Pillow, the Union position at Poison Springs was overrun and the black troops especially, fled with their arms sometimes firing as they ran, rather than formally surrendering. In addition, you had a frenzied group of attacking Choctaws, that had just buried the mutilated bodies of the men "massacred" at Boggy Depot. You misunderstood my reason for posting. It was your simplistic claim of a "slaughter at Poison Springs" without any further explanation, that drew my response. Now, go spit your venom at someone else.