This note is not in the Bowers 2016. We found this in Walter Rosene Jr. It has a Print Copy of N. Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Before the war Forrest amassed a fortune as a planter, real estate investor, and slave trader. He was one of the few officers on either side of the war to enlist as a private and be promoted to general officer and corps commander during the war. He created and established new doctrines for mobile forces, earning the nickname The Wizard of the Saddle. After the war ended, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee both expressed their belief that the Confederate high command had failed to use Forrest’s talents fully. Union general William Tecumseh Sherman called him “that devil Forrest” during wartime communications with Ulysses S. Grant and considered him “the most remarkable man our civil war produced on either side”. He is considered one of the Civil War’s most brilliant tacticians. Without military education or training, he became the scourge of Grant, Sherman, and almost every other Union general who fought in Tennessee, Alabama, or Kentucky. Forrest fought by simple rules: he maintained that “war means fighting and fighting means killing” and that the way to win was “to get there first with the most men”. His cavalry, which Sherman reported in disgust “could travel one hundred miles in less time it takes ours to travel ten”, secured more Union guns, horses, and supplies than any other single Confederate unit. He played pivotal roles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the capture of Murfreesboro, the Franklin-Nashville campaign, Brice’s Cross Roads, and in pursuit and capture of Colonel Streight’s Raiders. Forrest was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow for allegedly allowing forces under his command to massacre hundreds of black Union Army and white Southern Unionist prisoners. However, Sherman investigated the allegations and did not charge Forrest with any improprieties. Park Ranger Matt Atkinson, during his lecture on Brice’s Crossroads, stated that there were no orders found in the chain of command, ordering the massacre of the garrison. He was a pledged delegate from Tennessee to the New York Democratic national convention of July 4, 1868. Forrest was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Historian and Forrest biographer Brian Steel Wills writes, While there is no doubt that Forrest joined the Klan, there is some question as to whether he actually was the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. When damage (no matter how minute) I try to make sure that it is clearly depicted in the photos. Also, while I thoroughly wash and hand-polish every piece of sterling that I sell, I do not have the time or the inclination to get out a toothbrush and clean every little nook and cranny of the more intricate designs unless build-up or tarnish is excessive. My word is my bond. The item “1871 $2 SELMA MARION MEMPHIS RAILROAD ALABAMA-FORREST SIGNATURE CU63 PMG” is in sale since Thursday, September 07, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Transportation\Railroads”. The seller is “warjag1″ and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States