That Devil Forrest: Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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LSU Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 614 pages
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A wonderful insight into a very highly misunderstood man. General Forrest was a military genius who had no formal military training but he sure kept the Union Army on its toes. Read full review

Contents

The Ancestry and Earlier Life of N B Forrest
1
Military Career
21
Fort Donelson
34
Nashville and Shiloh
58
The Capture of Murfreesboro July 13 1862
69
The Raid into West Tennessee December 1862
89
Fort Donelson Again
126
Brentwood and Franklin
145
Meridian Expedition
267
Storming Fort Pillow
299
Expedition Under General S D Sturgis and the Battle at B rices Crossroads
342
The Tupelo Expedition July 1864
375
General A J Smiths Second Invasion of Mississippi
402
Forrests Raid into Northern Alabama and Central Tennessee from September 16 to October 6 1864
422
The Johnsonville Expedition
452
The Nashville Campaign November 19 to December
471

The Pursuit and Capture of Streights Raiders
165
From Tullahoma to Chattanooga
200
The Battle of Chickamauga
221
In the New Field of Duty
249
Closing Campaign of 1865 January 1 to May 9
510
After the War
545
Forrest the Man and the Soldier
554
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About the author (1989)

John Allan Wyeth was born in Alabama, and served as a private in the Confederate cavalry until his capture two weeks after Chickamauga. After the war he became a surgeon. He died in 1922.

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