ACW: 'Remember Fort Pillow' writ large by USCT ?
During 1864-65, in response to the Fort Pillow massacre, WI black soldiers of the USCT or another black regt like the 54th or 55th Mass or 2nd Kansas, perhaps alongside sympathetic white Union regts (such as from states like Iowa or Wisconsin, which OTL also were involved in retaliatory executions of captured CS soldiers after Ft Pillow), decided to commit some large-scale reprisal, such as rounding up and executing a couple hundred southern POWs out of hand, or perhaps pillaging and razxing to the ground a particularly pro-Confederate town in 1 of the border states ? There were of course occasions after 1864 when USCT regts refused to take Confederate prisoners due to Ft Pillow and other similar atrocities which happened elsewhere when black soldiers were captured by CS regts 9which actually had started at Milliken's Bend, La, in 1863, when several captured black prisoners from the CORPS D'AFRIQUE were summarily hanged in full view of the Union forces), but WI black soldiers, with the encouragement and conivance of their equally vengeful white officers and sympathetic white Northern soldiers, decided to take retaliation to a whole new level ? How would the rest of the CW and Reconstruction have played out ? Would say the Rebs have been less likely to surrender by the time of Appomattox ? or could possibly the stark illustration that black soldiers in blue weren't gona take any crap from their former slavemasters, have made any noticeable change for the better in the hearts of white Southerners ?