The New Student's Reference Work/Forrest, Nathan Bedford
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, a Confederate general, was born in Bedford County, Tenn., on July 13, 1821, He raised a cavalry regiment at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was engaged in the battle of Shiloh. He was an able and daring cavalry leader, commanded the cavalry at Chattanooga and fought at Chickamauga. In April, 1864, he captured Fort Pillow; was promoted to be lieutenant-general in 1865; and surrendered at Gainesville on May 9 of the same year. Forrest died at Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 29, 1877.