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In Kentucky, Lt-Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest makes his first cavalry reconnaissance of the war

Nathan Bedford Forrest, detail
11/24/1861
Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest had recently assembled a regiment of cavalry made up of companies from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas.  At the head of three hundred of these men, he left the Confederate camp at Hopkinsville, Kentucky on his first of his many mounted operations of the war. Scouting northward towards the Ohio River, he reached into Crittenden County, Kentucky before returning to base without engaging the enemy.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
John Allen Wyeth, Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (New York: Harper Brothers, 1899), 28-30. 

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