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Forrest, Nathan Bedford 1821-1877

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Works: 349 works in 659 publications in 1 language and 20,134 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: E467.1.F72, 923.573
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Most widely held works about Nathan Bedford Forrest
 
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Confederate victories at Fort Pillow by Edward F Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunboats and cavalry; the story of Forrest's 1864 Johnsonville campaign by Nathan Bedford Forrest( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of General Forrest of operations against W. Sooy Smith in February, 1864 by Nathan Bedford Forrest( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedford Forrest and his Critter Company ... Revised edition, with an introduction by the author. [With plates, including portraits.] by Andrew Nelson Lytle( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gen. Forrest to his troops by Nathan Bedford Forrest( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

That devil Forrest : life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John A Wyeth( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
"First with the most" Forrest by Robert Selph Henry( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan Bedford Forrest did not invent mobilized guerilla warfare, but he did modernize and polish it to an extent that has left few theoretical areas for improvement. Tanks and jeeps, it could even be said, do not possess the mobility relative to the main force which they attach that Forrest's dedicated band of horsemen enjoyed. Following in the footsteps of Francis Marion and Lighthorse Harry Lee, American practitioners of the devastating hit-and-run cavalry attach of the Revolutionary War, Forrest raised their effective but geographically limited campaigns to an art-form spread over the widest possible tactical theatre. He accomplished this with superior knowledge of terrain and of horses coupled and with an iron will, a complete disregard for physical exhaustion (his own and that of his men) and, this book will demonstrate, by the most admirable sort of sheer country orneriness. Forrest, a man of simple upbringing, is the perfect symbol for the odd mľange that was the Confederate Army; patrician West Pointers like Lee side by side by unregenerate racists like Forrest. These well-bred students of battles and from the classical era were not prevented by an almost unimaginable difference in class from being able to recognize the tactical genius of a farmer from the low country... That any scholar of this history of warfare would have to judge Forrest rather more harshly for his conduct after the war than this conduct during it is just another tragic aspect of the larger tragedy that generated The War Between the States. Heroes rose from unlikely places and returned, when the time for heroism had past, to their more unheroic pursuits. Whether than return negates the valor shown during the conflict is only for you to determine, after you have learned of Forrest's life in all its aspects, heroic, and less so
Bedford Forrest, the confederacy's greatest cavalryman ... With plates [including portraits] ... and ... maps by Eric William Sheppard( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Forrest ... With illustrations and maps by J. Harvey MATHES( Book )

1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Braxton Bragg( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter books, official and personal communications, reports, orders, and memoranda relating to Bragg's Confederate Army campaigns and to his service as adviser to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. A few of the papers relate to the Mexican War, to Bragg's post-Civil War career as a civil and railroad engineer, and to Bragg's funeral
Bedford Forrest and his Critter Company ... Illustrated. [With portraits.] by Andrew Nelson Lytle( Book )

2 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N.B. Forrest, Corinth, Miss., to D.C. Trader, Memphis, Tenn., 1862, May 23 [Facsimile] by Nathan Bedford Forrest( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A photocopy and transcript. Forrest writes that he had a small brush with the enamy on yesterday [and] succeeded in gaining thir rear and got in to thir entrenchments 8 miles from Hamburg and 5 behind Farmington and burned a portion of thir camp at that place
Bedford Forrest and his critter company by Andrew Nelson Lytle( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Nathan Bedford Forrest ... fought like the devil. The author, a strong Forrest partisan, implies that if Forrest's abilities had been recognized in time the western campaign might have had a different outcome"--Jacket
Norton-Towers families papers by Norton Family( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains transcriptions of two diaries accompanied with annotations made by the transcriber. One is the diary of a R.S. Norton of Rome, Georgia, and the other was written by William Towers after the war. Each details company movements and discusses significant deaths of each battle. Norton also includes comments on rising prices of various staples and dry goods
Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection by Clinton H Haskell( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clinton H. Haskell Civil War collection contains miscellaneous letters, military orders, telegrams, and documents related to the Civil War
The military campaigns of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Forrest's Cavalry, Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 by Monroe F Cockrell( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unconditional Surrender Grant Seymour überreicht General Grant seinen Degen zum Zeichen der Kapitulation by Thomas Nast( Book )

1 edition published in 1868 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Nathan Bedford Forrest( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, orders, and other papers. Primarily communications to army surgeons, chiefly to James B. Cowan, concerning appointments to Forrest's cavalry command. Other subjects include an illness of Forrest's in 1862, and his efforts to accept the outcome of the war
 
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Alternative Names
Forrest, Bedford 1821-1877

Forrest, Nathaniel Bedford 1821-1877

Nathan Bedford Forrest Amerikaans militair (1821-1877)

Nathan Bedford Forrest Confederate Army general

Nathan Bedford Forrest General des Heeres der Konföderierten Staaten von Amerika

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Nathan Bedford Forrest militare

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