Daniel van Horn
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Occupation: Soldier
Military Branch: Union Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Fort Pillow
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Direct

Lt. Daniel van Horn, Sixth U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, was one the Union officers who survived the Battle of Fort Pillow.

On the afternoon of April 12, 1864, after the battle had been underway for several hours, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a demand for the for Fort Pillow to surrender. He sent Captain Walter Goodman along a contingent of men under a flag of truce to parlay with the Union forces. Major William Bradford, the commander of the fort, sent van Horn to accompany Lt. Mack Leaming and Captain John Young.[1] Van Horn said nothing at the meeting, leaving all discussion to Leaming and Goodman.[2]


  1. Fort Pillow, pgs. 96-98.
  2. Ibid. pgs. 114-119.

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