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Autograph Letter Signed, "R.C. Kirkpatrick", Greensboro, Tn., 1p. oblong quarto, November 26, 1862. Addressed on verso to "Brig. Genl N.B. Forrest / Murfreesboro, Tn." Kirkpatrick seeks reimbursement for supplies given to Bragg's Army. In part: "…by permission from Brig. Gen. N. B. Forrest dated 20 Oct. 1862, he has collected of the hides left by Genl. Bragg's Army in their transit through Jackson County, Tennessee, twenty-six (26) hides…worth one hundred & thirty dollars…said hides were badly damaged from being badly cured…" VG. This letter was written during Forrest's advancement through western Tennessee with the purpose of cutting Grant's lines of communication. Nathan Bedford Forrest is considered by many to be the greatest cavalry general in American history.
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Forrest Orders Hides Captured by Bragg’s Army to be Collected

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