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Nathan Bedford Forrest

Military (13-Jul-1821 — 29-Oct-1877)


Paul Ashdown; Edward Caudill. The Myth of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2006. 218pp.

Michael R. Bradley. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort and Staff. Pelican Publishing Co.. 2006. 238pp.

Eddy W. Davison; Daniel Foxx. Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Co.. 2007. 528pp.

Jack Hurst. Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography. Vintage Books. 1994. 448pp.

Andrew Nelson Lytle. Bedford Forrest and His Critter Company. Minton, Balch & Company. 1931. 402pp.

James Harvey Mathes. General Forrest. D. Appleton and Company. 1902. 395pp.

Eric William Sheppard. Bedford Forrest: The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman. L. MacVeagh, The Dial Press. 1930. 320pp.

Brian Steel Wills. A Battle from the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest. HarperCollins. 1992. 457pp.

John Allan Wyeth. Life of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Harper & Brothers. 1908. 667pp. Reprinted by LSU Press as That Devil Forrest, 1989.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Webster's American Biographies (p.357)

  7. The MacMillan Dictionary of Military Biography (pp.109-10)

  8. Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography (p.254)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.247)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.305)

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