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Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Rebel Forrest: The Nathan Bedford Forrest Story

 

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Who Was Nathan Bedford Forrest?

 

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Tenn. governors must sign Nathan Bedford Forrest Day proclamation along with others

 

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Legislation would do away with Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

 

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Confederate Monuments Are Bad; Gen. Forrest's Is Really Bad

Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. Although scholars admire Forrest as a military strategist, he has remained a highly controversial figure in Southern racial history, especially for his alleged role in the massacre of black soldiers at Fort Pillow, his 1867–1869 leadership of the white-supremacist/terrorist Ku Klux Klan, and his political influence as a Tennessee delegate at the 1868 Democratic National Convention.
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  • Marriage and family 

  • American Civil War (1861–1865) 

  • Postwar years and later life 

  • Historical reputation and legacy