Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821-1877)
General William T. Sherman said of Nathan Forrest: "After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side." Forrest enlisted in the Confederate army as a private. In 1862 he was promoted to brigadier general, major general in 1863, and lieutenant general soon thereafter. He was responsible for what is known as "Forrest's First Raid," in July 1862: his troops went behind Federal lines in Tennessee and destroyed railroad tracks, cutting off Union supplies. In "Forrest's Second Raid," December 1862-January 1863, Forrest destroyed the rail supply to General Ulysses S. Grant's troops in Kentucky.
- 1863 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Photographic Print
- Maker Unknown
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