Draggingtree Posted September 19, 2021 Share Posted September 19, 2021 Our Confederate Ancestors: Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and His Men in Action Posted on August 12, 2021 by Gene Kizer, Jr. | 2 Comments Laying down the body, Forrest spread his handkerchief over his dead brother's face and, calling on a member of his escort to remain with the corpse, he mounted his horse and said to those who were present: "Follow me." Then turning to his bugler he said, "Garis, sound the charge," and away he dashed, followed by those present, with the fury of a hurricane. They galloped into the enemy as some of them were mounting to retreat, and the spirit and animation of the spectacle so enthused the other Confederates that they rushed forward like a mighty storm and trampled down everything in their front, driving the enemy in the wildest confusion and capturing all his artillery, wagons, and a thousand prisoners besides a great quantity of supplies and several hundred negroes who were running away with the Yankees. The pursuit was kept up until night. . . . Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and His Men in Action From Forrest's Wonderful Achievements by Capt. James Dinkins of New Orleans, Confederate Veteran, Vol. XXXV, No. 1, January, 1927. [Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. : Every son and daughter of the South can gain ENORMOUS inspiration from Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest just as his own men did. They achieved so much because of the dynamism of their leader. The entries for Forrest in Broadfoot's Confederate Veteran index go on for pages. It's like the Shakespeare section in the library. All you have to do is absorb Forrest into your brain then go win EVERY heritage fight one way or another, like Forrest did. If a monument comes down, put up 10 and write 10 books, construct 10 more highway battle flag memorials in the area. Campaign against the dogs who vote to remove century old monuments to war dead and throw them out of office. Sue them if possible as individuals. https://www.charlestonathenaeumpress.com/our-confederate-ancestors-gen-nathan-bedford-forrest-and-his-men-in-action/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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