The Confederacy's Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest

This interesting book covers much more than the cavalryman's incredible feats on the field of battle.  It provides the most complete analysis of Forrest's hardscrabble childhood in backwater Mississippi, his rise to wealth in the slave trade, his role in the infamous Fort Pillow massacre of black Union soldiers, and his declining health and premature death.  By Brian Steele Wills.  Paperback, 478 pages.

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