Tag Archives: Nathan Bedford Forrest

The Evolution of Cavalry Tactic: How Technology Drove Change (Part Eight)

(conclusion to a series) Young Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson, a member of the West Point class of 1861 who was known as Harry to his family and friends, commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Military Division of the Mississippi, … Continue reading

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The Battle of Shelbyville

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Michael Chick One of the most dramatic and decisive cavalry clashes of the American Civil War occurred at Shelbyville on Sunday, June 27, 1863. John A. Wyeth of 4th Alabama … Continue reading

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Confederate Paymaster Charles Jarrett

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Roger Futrell You may view part one here Charles F. Jarrett, whose iron paymaster’s chest was featured in a previous post, was instrumental in raising the funds needed to create a … Continue reading

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The Charles F. Jarrett Civil War Paymaster’s Chest

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Roger Futrell Part one Former Confederate Quartermaster clerk Charles F. Jarrett, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, brought an iron paymaster’s chest home from the Civil War.[1]  The chest survives.[2] A similar paymaster’s chest is … Continue reading

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James H. Wilson and the American Civil War

John Buford, Wesley Merritt, George Bayard, Thomas C. Devin. These are but a few of the names that more often than not come to mind when one thinks of the premier Union cavarymen of the Civil War. Certainly more names could be … Continue reading

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Captain John Hanson McNeill and the McNeill Rangers: Rebel Strike Force Supreme

Today, we are pleased to welcome guest author Richard Chapman When discussing great Confederate independent cavalry raiders in the Civil War, it seems that they have three parts to their name: General John Hunt Morgan, Colonel John Singleton Mosby, and … Continue reading

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Forrest’s Farewell

Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a farewell message to his cavalrymen, concentrated in Gainesville, Alabama, 150 years ago today: By an agreement made between Liet.-Gen. Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama. Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and Major-Gen. Canby, commanding … Continue reading

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Battle of the Cedars, 150 Years Ago

There was no rest for the weary after the slaughter at Franklin. Gen. Hood ordered most of his army to continue their pursuit of Schofield’s forces to Nashville. Along the way, on December 2, Gen. William Bate received the following … Continue reading

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Hood Remembered: Crossing the Tennessee

Today, ECW is pleased to welcome guest author Sam Hood. Sam Hood is an descendant of Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood and author of the forthcoming The Lost Papers of John Bell Hood. He has also written a biography of … Continue reading

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Hood and Forrest in Tennessee

The affair that eventually became known as Hood’s Tennessee Campaign, that cold agony of winter fighting and marching that remains perhaps the synonym for Civil War hardship, began on a sour note. John Bell Hood’s frustrations were three. Firstly, his … Continue reading

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