Nathan Bedford Forrest's Escort and Staff

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The first book chronicling the forces who served the legendary figure. Nathan Bedford Forrest has been an inspiration for biography and fiction for over a century, and those who rode with him have taken on the same mythic persona as Forrest. In this close look at his staff, author Michael Bradley proposes that Forrest's stature and the stature of his men were not mutually exclusive; rather one helped shape the other. The book offers new perspectives on the fact and fiction surrounding Forrest and his men and includes the previously unpublished minutes of the association formed in 1877 to keep alive memories of when they 'rode with Forrest.'
ISBN: 9781589803633
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Mississippi
Images: 4
Pages: 240
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 Bradley was inspired to write a book about General Forrest's staff when he stumbled upon a copy of the unpublished minutes of the meetings of the Escort Veterans Association in his hometown of Tullahoma, Tennessee.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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