A battle from the start: the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 457 pages
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A biography of the Confederate cavalry leader describes his poor childhood in Mississippi, his adulthood as a millionaire slave trader, his rise through the ranks of the Confederate army, and his feats on the battlefield. National ad/promo.

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Wills doesn't seem to reveal what he's found "inside" of Forrest until the very end. The accounts of the battles read way too much like a reproduction of the Civil War reports filed by the generals ... Read full review

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Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the best cavalry commanders of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. A natural military genius, Forrest excelled at leading raids through Union lines, and is ... Read full review

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Chapter 2
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Chapter 3
43
Operations in Central Kentucky December 1861
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About the author (1992)

Wills is professor of history at Clinch Valley Community College in Wise, Virginia, and former professor of history at Georgia Southern University.

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