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Nathan Bedford Forrest A Biography

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Great Cavalry officer superb tactician Had 29 horses shot out from under *Him Was Wounded 4 * was wounded 4 and killed 30 Union troops in combat A man of courage and volatile temper After the war he became the first grand wizard of the klan but later he tried to disband the "organization and spoke against it s hatred I couldn t wait for it to be over This man "and spoke against it s hatred I couldn t wait for it to be over This man satanic and a useful idiot for the Democratic Party He became a Christian after he butchered an insane number of blacks either himself or through his subordinate soldiers He was stated to be the fiercest soldier in the Civil War by General Sherman Again I m ecstatic for it to be over and no longer a corpse that I felt like I was walking around with as I painfully plowed through the book on Audible More Civil War history for me after my trip to Shiloh TN which I had spent 4 days touring during the 155th Anniversary of the battleThis book my brother picked up and then ended up Not Having Room In His having oom in his so he lent it to me to Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism read first and get back when we meet up this summer againI m glad he did Forest was not the great Cavalry General in Shiloh that he becomes afterwards in the war And most of the things I ve learned of him was usually through the eyes of General Sherman so had the anti CSA slantThis book is pretty straight forward telling us little of his childhood and jumping into his adulthood before the War Between the States It follows his bad business decisions and then the profession of slave trader which is where he starts to Amid the aristocraticanks of the Confederate cavalry Nathan Bedford Forrest was untutored all but unlettered and egarded as no than a guerrilla His tactic was the headlong charge mounted with such swiftness and ferocity that General Sherman called him a devil who should be hunted down and killed if it costs 10000 lives and bankrupts the treasury And in a war in which offi. Hift his family up the social ladder However it still along ways off from the wealthy plantation owners which he despised He then goes to war as Tennessee succeeds to the south and is far uthless than the General Sherman which most view as a butcher of Atlanta and the march to the seaForrest could viewed as one of the greatest cavalry commanders in all of US history and had tactics similar to the German blitzkrieg of WWII Pretty amazing ualities for an average man with no military background or teaching before the warAfterwards he is known as the father of the Klu Klan And Still and still Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness revolutionary against the carpet baggers invading the south but is nevereally able to overcome the controversial Battle at Fort Pillow during the Civil War If you wish to
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I suggest the ead of new things I learned about this colorful character it s just a shame that he and I would have been at opposite opinions on everything he stood for I enjoyed this bio mostly because the author did not show any bias against his subject I do not like supposed bio s that editorialize about the individual it is about instead of just writing the person s story Jack Hurst began the book with Forrest s ancestors and ended with his effect on history I appreciated the facts without hurst s opinions It did seem a little long but the author was probably just trying to be thorough This book is exactly the eason that I love Non Fiction because this is a Other People's Property: A Shadow History of Hip-Hop in White America real story It s true And while the details might have to be. Cers prided themselves on their decorum Forrest habitually issued surrender or die ultimatums to the enemy and often intimidated his own superiors After being in command at the notorious Fort Pillow Massacre he went on to haunt the South as the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux KlanNow this epic figure isestored to human dimensions in an exemplary biography that puts both. Fleshed out from letters and documents of a bygone era it doesn t change the fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest was a emarkable manIf you are the fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Der Bilderwächter remarkable manIf you are student of the Civil War or aesident of the deep South you have probably heard Forrest s name Most notably it is connected with a massacre of Black troops at Fort Pillow and as First Grand Wizard of the KKK But even those details cannot be taken at face value of what we understand them to be today Forrest was one of the greatest American Cavalrymen to ever ide a horse Although untrained in military methods Forrest had an uncanny ability to make the most of any situation even when vastly outnumbered His name invoked fear in the hearts of the Union soldiersThere is so much to Forrest s story than his Civil War service and even a surprise and unexpected ending Looking back on his life the author fleshes out a Forrest that is unseen by many because the world is too busy trying to define him by atrocities which may or may not have been his fault It s an eye opening accountI personally grew up in the Midwest and had a very scant education on the details of the Civil War In teaching my children about the history of this "country I have gained my own unexpected passion for this conflict and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the many "I have gained my own unexpected passion for this conflict and have enjoyed the opportunity to learn about the many men that have fought on both sides some whose names I never even knew Forrest is one of these I have very much enjoyed learning about his life and the war in the west Recommend for Students of the Civil Wa. Forrest's genius and his savagery into the context of his time chronicling his ise from frontiersman to slave trader private to lieutenant general Klansman to eventually New South businessman and acial moderate Unflinching in its analysis and with extensive new esearch Nathan Bedford Forrest is an invaluable and immensely Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris readable addition to the literature of the Civil