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 Jeffery in Alabama

Our Confederate Ancestors: A Year with Forrest, by...

This is a very good short synopsis illustrating the genius of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. The early actions described in this story took place not far from where I live (Courtland, Mt. Hope, Moulton, Days Gap, etc.). The story deals with  NBF's  pursuit of Col. Abel Streight across north Alabama and into GA and how Forrest captured a force over three times the size of his. I had heard stories of how Erwin Rommel and a contingency of German officers toured every one of these battlefields where Forrest fought prior to WW2. I later discovered while reading a  biography of Rommel that he himself was not present, but a group of officers from the German War College did in fact visit every one of these battle sites. I am sure "The Wizard of the Saddle" had no idea his tactics would go on to lay the foundations of a new type of mechanical warfare that would come to be known as "Blitzkreig".   :snip: https://freenorthcarolina.blogspot.com/2021/09/comment-on-our-confederate-ancestors.html

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