The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

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The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is perhaps the most compelling and complicated individual that the Civil War brought to prominence In looking at his life and military career it quickly bec
  • Title: The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Author: John Allan Wyeth Ian Cuthbertson
  • ISBN: 9780760780190
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is perhaps the most compelling and complicated individual that the Civil War brought to prominence In looking at his life and military career, it quickly becomes obvious that for those who admire him, as well as those who despise him, there is no shortage of ammunition In The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest 1899 , John AConfederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest is perhaps the most compelling and complicated individual that the Civil War brought to prominence In looking at his life and military career, it quickly becomes obvious that for those who admire him, as well as those who despise him, there is no shortage of ammunition In The Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest 1899 , John Allan Wyeth, a former Confederate soldier who briefly served under Forrest s command, narrates some of the building blocks of the Forrest legend, from his spectacular string of victories as a brave and gifted soldier to his prominent role in the founding of the Ku Klux Klan.
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      John Allan Wyeth Ian Cuthbertson

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    Halfway through this book I mentioned to my wife that Forrest s career scanned like an Errol Flynn movie always improbably outnumbered, cartoonishly successful, with his opponents looking like complete fools by the time he is done with them I would not be surprised I said if in the next chapter I were to find him swinging through the trees on a vine, shouting Ha ha In the next chapter, there is Forrest throwing his entire army across the swollen Tennessee River in three hours, by means of cables [...]

    Wyeth s book has been surpassed elsewhere in detail, analysis, and perspective, but hardly ever in narrative Although clearly a work of the Lost Cause, Wyeth is fair to the Union than others of his ilk and his grasp of military matters is mature.

    What a great read I knew nothing of this man, his conquests or the actions that took place from 1861 65 in Middle Western, Tennessee or Northern Mississippi and Northwest, Alabama Bedford was the modern day long range desert rat His uncanny ability to baffle, befuddle and outwit the Union generals should be required reading for those in the military Constantly outnumbered and under supplied, he bore havoc in the Union supply lines How Sherman was able to operate is amazing since Bedford was capt [...]

    This work proved to be a valuable source in a research project I was working on for Brice s Crossroads The details in the pages were comparable in accuracy to other secondary sources as well as primary research material I referenced I used the book as a reference but any Civil War enthusiast or anyone who would like to know how a confederate private became an effective Lt Gen in the Calvary would appreciate this book.

    Excellent old school bio, untouched by political correctness Forrest was the war s supreme cavalry commander.

    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.

    The book is about the Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest who waged a very successful war against Union troops throughout Tennessee and other areas The book goes into detail about his various battles, his maneuvers, the number of captured and killed and numerous other minute details.He won almost every battle he was involved in He even spent money of his own to buy supplies He was often in the thick of things, had 29 horses shot out from under him and killed thirty men himself He was very [...]

    Nathan Bedford Forrest , the Wizard of the Saddle, was the Murat of the American Civil War Born in 1821, the year that Napoleon died on Saint Helena, he was an even better cavalry general in many respects than the famous Gascon of the Napoleonic Wars Murat neglected his horses and men, especially during the infamous retreat from Russia in 1812 Forrest, on the other hand, appeared like a saviour as he led the rearguard action after Nashville in 1864.In his monumental The Civil War, Shelby Foote c [...]

    That Devil Forrest is an exhaustive account of General Nathan Bedford Forrest who was one of the most successful generals of the Civil War for the confederacy A tenacious fighter who could be downright vicious and unrelenting he was a largely uneducated man that rose to great prominence This book written by a former confederate soldier seeks to exonerate the claims of Forrest killing surrendered troops and highlight his military capability While there is little arguing the capability of Forrest [...]

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