Forrest, Nathan Bedford

Nathan Bedford Forrest, detail

One of the era's more notorious and fascinating figures, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a wealthy Mississippi planter and speculator who rose from private to general in the Confederate cavalry, and later helped found the Ku Klux Klan. Forrest fought in the western theater of the war with Dickinsonians such as Flavel C. Barber.

Life span
07/13/1821—10/29/1877

Life Summary

Full name
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  South
Origins
  Slave State
Occupation
  Military
Military
  Confederate Army

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