A battle from the start: the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
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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the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest Brian Steel Wills. Brigadier General W. H.
Jackson, commanding a division of Forrest's cavalry. Brigadier General Frank C.
Armstrong. Brigadier General A. Buford, commanding a division of Forrest's
Forrest, still on the Confederate right flank, did not receive any instructions until
after sunrise. ... Learning that it was Forrest's cavalry, he subsequently met
Forrest riding along the line, and told him, "General Forrest, I wish to congratulate
Forrest to Garner, September 10, 1862, Braxton Bragg Papers. 16. Thomas
Jordan and J. P. Pryor, The Campaigns of Lieut. -Gen. N. B. Forrest, and of
Forrest's Cavalry (New Orleans: Blelock & Co. 1868), pp. 184-86; Wyeth, p. 103;
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - delta351 - LibraryThing
This is the first book I ever read specifically about NB Forrest. I thought it was well balanced, and clearly described his personal strengths and weaknesses. The book had a rather folksy flavor to it ... Read full review
A BATTLE FROM THE START: The Life of Nathan Bedford ForrestUser Review - Kirkus
Wills (History/Georgia Southern Univ.) superbly tells the story of one of the Confederacy's authentic military geniuses, the man who consistently ``got there first with the most men'' and bedeviled ... Read full review
Operations in Central Kentucky December 1861
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