Forrest: The Confederacy's Relentless Warrior [NOOK Book]

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Revered by some, notorious to others, Nathan Bedford Forrest has long been considered one of the greatest soldiers of the American Civil War. Historian Robert Browning introduces readers to the facts and myths that
surround this controversial man. Responsible for his family at a young age, Forrest scratched out a living on the frontier wilderness of Tennessee and Mississippi. He quickly developed traits-self-reliance, decisiveness, and assertiveness-that would later make him ...
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Forrest: The Confederacy's Relentless Warrior

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Overview

Revered by some, notorious to others, Nathan Bedford Forrest has long been considered one of the greatest soldiers of the American Civil War. Historian Robert Browning introduces readers to the facts and myths that
surround this controversial man. Responsible for his family at a young age, Forrest scratched out a living on the frontier wilderness of Tennessee and Mississippi. He quickly developed traits-self-reliance, decisiveness, and assertiveness-that would later make him famous. Whether he was stalking a panther or challenging a gun-wielding assailant, Forrest realized that boldness was half the battle. In business the uneducated Forrest made a for-tune in various endeavors, including the slave trade.

When the Civil War began, Forrest quickly became an adept recruiter and leader, despite his lack of training in military science. His cavalrymen became famous for the forced marches, deception, and audacious battlefield maneuvers they used to defeat forces that outnumbered them. Forrest also gained notoriety for his participation in the battle for Fort Pillow, Tennessee, in 1864. In a controversy that persists today, the high casualty rate among the Union's African-American soldiers who surrendered there led to charges that Forrest's men had perpetrated a racially motivated massacre. After the war, Forrest became the first grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan while also preaching the gospel of reconciliation between North and South amid the chaos of Reconstruction. This penetrating and succinct analysis provides an introduction Forrest's life and his place in American history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612340586
  • Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/27/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,191,145
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert M. Browning, Jr., Ph.D., is the chief historian of the U.S. Coast Guard. His previous books include From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron During the Civil War and U.S. Merchant Vessel War Casualties of World War II. He lives in Dumfries, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps IX
Preface XI
Chronology XIII
Chapter 1 Frontiersman and Businessman 3
Chapter 2 "First With the Most Men" 9
Chapter 3 "All Is Fair in Love and War" 24
Chapter 4 "I Cannot Be Responsible for the Fate of Your Command" 40
Chapter 5 "Forrest Is the Very Devil" 59
Chapter 6 "That Devil Forrest" 75
Chapter 7 "We May Differ in Color, but Not in Sentiment" 96
Epilogue 105
Notes 109
Bibliographic Note 123
Index 125
About the Author 131
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