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    Nathan Bedford Forrest

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    Nathan Bedford Forrest The United States Army, in its doctrine, lists nine basic principles. As stated in Field Manual 100-5 these include objective, offensive, mass, economy of force, maneuver, unity of command, security, surprise, and simplicity. 1 Napoleon had 115 maxims, Sun Tzu had 13 principles, but Nathan Bedford Forrest’s advice was the utmost of simplicity, “Git thar firstest with the mostest men.”2 As we look at the challenge facing our nation’s military today, our leaders

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    Forrest

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    Nathan Bedford Forrest was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the civil war. He served as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan postwar. Many had different views and opinion about him later at the turn of the century. After Forrest died, he was remembered in different ways. In Court Carney’s article, “The Contested Image of Nathan Bedford Forrest”, the purpose of it was to show the many different perceptions of Forrest throughout the century, during the war and after his death

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    Fort Pillow: Was It a Massacre?

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    attacking Confederate troops, command of the fort came under Major William Bradford. Major Bradford took charge when Major Booth was killed by a sharpshooter as he was making rounds and giving encouragement to his troops. General Nathan Bedford Forrest, a cavalry commander from the state of Tennessee, was in command of the Confederate troops that attacked Fort Pillow. He had been in the area... ... middle of paper ... ...rved for the Union that the United States Congress was

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    The Hodlems

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    American History there have been multiple defining moments and multiple defining figures. Arguably one of the largest is the American Civil war and the Confederate States of America’s fight for slavery. Confederate Army lieutenant general Nathan Bedford Forrest held and, a still holds, a strong negative influence on most Americans while others consider him a hero. His influence came mostly during the American Civil war as he won many key battles such as the Battle of Fort Pillow, and the battle of

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    : Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest is one that goes against all stereotypes concerning that of the rise to becoming an officer, but has been called “one of the greatest soldiers the Civil War produced,” by General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army. Forrest’s lack of education and upbringing in rural Tennessee molded him very differently from that of the other Confederate Officers considering that the majority were West Point graduates and the other few that were not had military backgrounds

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    Emma Sansom

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    Emma Sansom - Civil War Heroine During Col. A. D. Streight's cavalry raid across north Alabama (April 19-May 3, 1863), he was pursued by a Confederate force half the size of his Union company. Led by Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederates had several advantages. They were riding horses; the Union troops were riding mules (except for a small contingent of cavalry composed of north Alabama Unionists who were showing Streight the way). Horses were faster and quieter. Stories from the north Alabama

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    battle; whether to treat them as slaves in rebellion or, as prisoners of war as the Union suggested. Controversy arose in relation to the massacre of African- American soldiers who had surrendered, and whether the confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest condoned this inhumane act. In 1861, Fort Pillow was built by the Brigadier General Gideon Johnson Pillow and was utilized by both sides during war . It was located 40 miles North of Memphis. It was an important part of the Confederate's defense

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    The Battle of Paducah

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    and mounts from West Kentucky. This man fought at battles such as Fort Donelson and Shiloh. He also served under General Bragg and General Sooy Smith. He is none other than General Nathan Bedford Forrest. (herein referred to as Forrest). On March 1, 1864 three Kentucky regiments received orders from General Forrest asking them to join his force around Columbus, Mississippi. The Third, Seventh, and Eighth Regiments immediately went up the Tombigbee River and joined Forrest's forces. These Kentucky

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    Fort Pillow Attack

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    1864 at Fort Pillow, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the fort with his 1,500 troops and claimed numerous Union lives in the process (Wyeth 250). It became an issue of propaganda for the Union, and as a result the facts were grossly distorted. After close examination it is clear that the ³Fort Pillow Massacre² (as it became known by abolitionists) was nothing of the sort. The 1,500 troops under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest acted as men and as soldiers in their

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    The Ku Klux Klan

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    from the Greek word kuklos, meaning circle. The oldest symbol of unity is a circle. The Klan represents itself as the "oldest American White civil rights group." The KKK's history has been split into five eras. Former Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest founded the First Era in 1866. The Klan was formed during the Reconstruction Era of United States history. Klan members went on "night rides." On "night rides" the KKK members dressed in white robes and went to houses belonging to empowered

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