World Battlefronts: From Black Creek to Kiel

Lieut. General Nathan Bedford Forrest was over 6 ft. tall, with curly hair and beard, a voice like a bull's, a heart like a tiger's, and he was the best damn cavalry commander in the American Civil War. (At least, that was what his men all said.) At Thompson's Station, Tenn. he drove a Federal battery and mounted troops from the field, made 1,500 men surrender to his inferior forces. At Black Creek, in 1863, after five days marching and fighting, he captured the Union's Colonel Abel D. Streight with all his artillery and 1,200 men. So disruptive were...

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