They Rode with Forrest

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Meet the men who rode with the legendary leader! For the first time, a true accounting of all of the units that rode with Civil War leader Nathan Bedford Forrest is presented in this thoroughly researched work. Fascinating character sketches of important commanders and soldiers, along with an in-depth timeline tying their actions to major events, are pulled from both primary and secondary sources. Separate chapters cover troops from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. A well researched and annotated bibliography provides insight into source material.
ISBN: 9781455616626
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Mississippi
Images: 5
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael R. Bradley is a well-known Civil War expert and author of many books on the Civil War and Tennessee. Mr. Bradley was inspired to write a book about General Forrest's staff when he stumbled upon a copy of the unpublished minutes of the meetings of the Escort Veterans Association in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Once he began his research, he received input and assistance from local historians and members of Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy camps, who shared their information about family members who were escort veterans. Since 1970, Mr. Bradley has taught history at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, his bachelor of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and both his master's degree and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He has been a fellow with the National Endowment for the Humanities, has received a U.S. Airforce Legacy Grant for Historical Research, and was also a National Science Foundation Fellow. In 1994, he was awarded the Jefferson Davis Medal in Southern History. He is a member of the Southern Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, the American Association of University Professors, the Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, and the Society for Military History. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Mr. Bradley now lives in Tullahoma, Tennessee, with his wife, Martha, who is director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church. Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed Mr. Bradley to the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
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