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That devil Forrest : life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest

Author: John A Wyeth; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Harper, [1959] ©1959
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Grant called him "that devil Forrest." Sherman, it is reported, considered him "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side." He was unquestionably one of the 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. He was Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Wyeth, John A. (John Allan), 1845-1922.
That devil Forrest.
New York, Harper [1959]
(OCoLC)562568498
Online version:
Wyeth, John A. (John Allan), 1845-1922.
That devil Forrest.
New York, Harper [1959]
(OCoLC)607675780
Named Person: Nathan Bedford Forrest; Nathan Bedford Forrest
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Wyeth; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
OCLC Number: 282876
Notes: Originally published in 1899 as: Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Description: xxvi, 614 pages : illustrations, maps (1 folded color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Publisher's note --
Foreword / Henry Steele Commager --
The ancestry and earlier life of N.B. Forrest --
Military career --
Fort Donelson --
Nashville and Shiloh --
The capture of Murfreesboro, July 13, 1862 --
The raid into west Tennessee, December, 1862 --
Fort Donelson again --
Brentwood and Franklin --
The pursuit and capture of Streight's Raiders --
From Tullahoma to Chattanooga --
The Battle of Chicamauga --
In the new field of duty --
Meridian Expedition --
Storming Fort Pillow --
Expedition under General S.D. Sturgis, and the Battle of Brice's Crossroads --
The Tupelo Expedition, July, 1864 --
General A.J. Smith's second invasion of Mississippi --
Forrest's raid into northern Alabama and central Tennessee, from September 16 to October 6, 1864 --
The Johnsonville Expedition --
The Nashville campaign, November 19 to December 27, 1864 --
Closing campaign of 1865, January 1 to May 9 --
After the war --
Forrest the man and the soldier.
Responsibility: by John Allan Wyeth ; foreword by Henry Steele Commager ; maps by Jean Tremblay ; original illustrations by T. de Thulstrup, Rogers, Klepper, Redwood, Hitchcock & Carlton.

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Grant called him "that devil Forrest." Sherman, it is reported, considered him "the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side." He was unquestionably one of the 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. He was Nathan Bedford Forrest. 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 than 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 Nashville Campaign, Brice's Cross Roads, and in the pursuit and capture of Streight's Raiders.

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