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Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Definition: Confederate cavalry commander who fought at the Battle of Shiloh and made a name for himself as a hit-and-run, stand-and-fight commander who could just as easily tear up a railroad line as repulse an infantry charge.

Related Resources:
The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Forrest Biography
Facts and figures in the life of the famous cavalry commander.

Nathan Bedford Forrest
More about the famous horseman.

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