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FORREST, Nathan Bedford (1821-1877) was a Confederate Army general during the American Civil War. Although scholars generally acknowledge Forrest's skills and acumen as a cavalry leader and military strategist, he has remained a controversial figure in Southern racial history, especially for his main role in the massacre of over 300 black soldiers at Fort Pillow and his 1867-1869 leadership of the Ku Klux Klan as its first Grand Wizard. Document Signed, "N.B. Forrest" as Brig. Gen'l, on reverse of Muster, 19" x 15", Columbia, December 9, 1862, neatly written on blue paper, Fine. The document is nicely framed in a modern wood frame, with copy of Forrest's signature presented below the document. The heading is "Report of Cavalry, Brig' Commander by Brig' Gen'l N.B. Forrest". The muster men Present (For Duty, Sick, Extra Duty, and In Arrest. Then, Absent (Sick, Detached, With Leave, Without Leave). The total force is 3034, in Field and Staff, 2nd Tenn Regt, 8th Tenn Regt, Alabama Regt, Tenn Body Guard, and the Freeman Battery.
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Forrest Muster Signed by N.B. Forrest

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