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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.

Commands.
Brigade composed of the Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Tennessee Regiments Cavalry, Russell's Fourth Alabama Cavalry and Freeman's Battery of Artillery.
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 , 1865.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
 


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