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Civil War Soldiers - Forrest
|FORREST, NATHAN BEDFORD, Tennessee.
Captain, Company Tennessee Cavalry, May — , 1861.
Lieutenant colonel and colonel, Third Regiment Tennessee Cavalry
(known as Forrest's Regiment), 1861-62.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., July 21, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., December 4, 1863.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., February 28, 1865.
Died in Memphis, Tenn., October 29, 1877.
Brigade composed of the Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Tennessee Regiments
Cavalry, Russell's Fourth Alabama Cavalry and Freeman's Battery of
Assigned to the command of all the cavalry in West Tennessee and North
Mississippi, consisting of his own brigade and the brigades of
Chalmers, McCulloch, Richardson, Bell, Jeffrey, Forrest and
subsequently Lyon's Brigade, the whole organized into two divisions,
commanded by Chalmers and Buford, respectively.
As lieutenant general commanding the cavalry divisions of Chalmers,
Jackson and Buford, McCulloch's Regiment, Second Missouri Cavalry, and
the Mississippi Militia Forces.
Commanding District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, January — ,
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898