Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Birthday
13, 1821
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 29, 1877 (56)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1821
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Oct 29, 1877 (56)

About

Confederate general during the American Civil War who was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow, where some claim he allowed his command to massacre hundreds of black prisoners of war. His work in the Civil War earned him the nickname the Wizard of the Saddle.

Before Fame

He became the head of the family and responsible for their well being when he was 17.

Trivia

He was the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, though he later moved away from the beliefs of the organization and denounced his membership.

Family Life

His parents were William Forrest and Miriam Beck.

Associated With

He was in the Civil War with Robert E. Lee on the Confederate side.