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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Confederate) 1
Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant General 1
Birth:
13 Jul 1821 1
Chapel Hill, Tn 1
Death:
29 Oct 1877 1
Memphis, Tennessee 2
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Full Name:
Nathan Bedford Forrest 4
Person:
N B Forrest 5
Age in 1860: 39 5
Birth:
13 Jul 1821 2
Chapel Hill, Tn 2
Male 2
Birth:
Tennessee 5
Male 5
Estimated Birth Year: 1821 5
Death:
29 Oct 1877 2
Memphis, Tennessee 3
Cause: Diabetes 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Forrest Park; Memphis,Tn(Re-Interred) 2
Burial:
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery 2
Residence:
Place: Shelby County, Tennessee 5
From: 1860 5
Minor Civil Division: Third Ward Memphis 5
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Birth:
Mother: Miriam Beck 1
Father: William Forrest 1
Marriage:
Mary Ann Montgomery 3
Mary A 6
1845 3
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Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch:
Confederate Army 1
Rank:
Lieutenant General 1
Service Start Date:
1861 3
Service End Date:
1865 3
Battles:
Fort Donelson, Shiloh, First Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Fort Pillow, Brice's Crossroads, Tupelo, Second Memphis, Third Murfreesboro, Nashville, Wilson's Raid 3
Commands held:
Forrest's Cavalry Corps 3
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Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 4
Employment:
Employer: Confederate States Army 7
Position: Lieutenant General 7
Start Date: 1861 7
End Date: 1865 7
Employment:
Employer: Marion and Memphis Railroad 7
Position: President 7
Employment:
Employer: Self 2
Position: Planter 2
Place: Memphis,Tn 2
Father:
William Forrest 2
Mother:
Miriam Beck 2
Ku Klux Klan(Joined):
1866 or 1867 8
Child:
Martin Forrest 6

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Stories

[Sources] 1860 Census; Wikipedia.com

"Nathan Bedford Forrest, preeminent as a calvary leader for the South, was a notoriously violent man...Well known...is his angry threat directed at Braxton Bragg, a Senior Confederate General. Face to face [he] called Bragg 'a damned scroundel', and said 'if you ever again try to interfere with me or cross my path it will be at the peril of your life.' " [Source] "Best Little Stories from the Civil War", C. Brian Kelly and Ingrid Smyer-Kelly, copyright 1994,1998; Cumberland House Publishing, Nashville, Tn., pg 142.

Battle of Tupelo

On July 14-15, 1864, Confederates Nathan Bedford Forrest and Stephen Lee lost to Union leader Andrew Smith in the Battle of Tupelo during the Civil War. Forrest and Lee each attacked a Union flank, but their uncoordinated attacks ended in failure. Forrest was wounded in the foot during the battle.

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