Nathan Bedford Forrest
(picture from a University of North Carolina web site http://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/academic/history/marshall/military/civil_war_usa/pictures/forrest.gif)
Nathan Bedford Forrest was born July 13 1821, in Bedford City, Tn. He died October 29 1877, in Memphis, Tn. Prior to the war, he was a planter and a slave dealer. His war service includes:
After the war he was a planter and a railroad president. He was touted as the greatest cavalry leader of the war. He was also associated with the Ku Klux Klan for a time after the War.
(from funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu/~hoemann/cong_f.html )
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