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I had a very jaundiced view of Nathan Bedford Forrest almost my entire life. As such a big civil war buff I never cared to read or study anything about him. I have just finished for the second time the title " Bust **** Wide Open ." A biography written by an author. Who had much the same attitude about Forrest that I did.

The book displayed remarkable research as well as accurate stories. Forrest's accomplishments during the war border on unbelivable legend. Yet they are well documented truths.

After the second reading my opinion of him has changed 180 degrees. While the South had many grear raider leaders. Forrest was the only one feared by both Grant and Sherman. If you read the book you will understand why.
 

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His bust is on display in the Tn state Capital.... Alas, but not for long.... Not politically correct ya know....:confused:
 
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