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Wikipedia Description: Nathan Bedford Forrest
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Nathaniel Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877) was a Confederate army general and an instrumental figure in the founding and growth of the Ku Klux Klan.
Forrest was perhaps the American Civil War's most highly regarded cavalry and partisan ranger (guerrilla leader). Forrest is regarded by many military historians as the war's most innovative and successful general. His tactics of mobile warfare are still studied by modern soldiers.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was born to a poor Scots-Irish family in the Marshall County town of Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He was the first of blacksmith William Forrest's twelve children. After his father's death, Forrest became the head of the family at the age of 17, and through hard work and determination, was able to pull himself and his family up from poverty. In 1841 (age 20), he went with his uncle to Hernando, Mississippi. His uncle was killed during a raid by outlaws, but Forrest killed two of them with his gun and wounded two others with his knife. One of the wounded men survived and served under Forrest during the Civil War. He was to become a businessman, an owner of several plantations and a slave trader based on Adams Street in Memphis. In 1858, he was elected a Memphis city alderman. Forrest provided financially for his mother, put his younger brothers through college, and, by the time the Civil War broke out in 1861, he had become a millionaire and one of the richest men in the American South. Forrest was a registered Democrat.
Given that Forrest had earned much of his fortune engaging in the slave trade (as much as $50,000 per year), he favored the continuation of states' rights to preserve slavery, and therefore supported the Confederate side in the war. After war broke out, Forrest returned to Tennessee and enlisted as a private in the Confederate States Army. On July 14, 1861, he joined Captain J.S. White's ...More...
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1997 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: North Carolina (Dad), Florida (Mom), using a time share in Arkansas to visit Civil War sites in Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. The Civil War became my excuse to see places I'd never been to in my life and it was a great motivator for 20 years or so.
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