Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nathan B Forrest

 Prince is a descendant of a Confederate veteran, please refer to Thomas B Wilson post on August 26, 2007. Grandpa Hurt was also a Confederate but Adrian V Lindsley, postmaster of Nashville, son of Phillip Lindsley,  was a union sympathier. So we have history on both sides. You  can get the bi monthly magazine by sending $26.00 to Confederate Veteran P. O. Box 59, Columbia, TN. 38402-0059. Since I love history this magazine is right up Kitty's alley.
 This is the photo that accompanied the article. Nathan B. Forrest was a handsome man of his time. His military tactics were outstanding and others did not like him for his actions. The article was written by Dr. Michael R. Bradley. Please see photo below and his bio. If you enlarge the photo you can see the books he has written, etc.
Most folks know Nathan as a slave trader, Confederate hero, Fort Pillow Massacre and Ku Klux Klan.
After reading facts not fiction , Dr. Bradley explains everything in detail, you realize that you have been miss informed by historians. There is NO documented proof that Nathan was every in the Klan much less the founder of the Klan. Also the massacre was a political propaganda for the North.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN  HISTORICAL IGNORANCE FOR 63 YEARS. 
THANKS DR. BRADLEY FOR SETTING ME STRAIGHT. 

2 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Always good NOT to believe the propaganda spread by cowardly folks or for political reasons. We can attest to that in today's world too.
Nathan Forrest was a handsome man. MB.

Lady Di Tn said...

MB
Yes nothing has changed. The North was becoming not enchanted with the war and enlistments were down even with a $1,000 bounty( a great deal of money then) to enlist, so Ft. Pillow offered the opportunity to spin the facts to favor the war. It was called a massacre even though only 182 of 580 men were killed and btw Forrest was on a hill overlooking the fight as most Generals do and as soon as he arrived the killings were ordered to stop. Just a little of the real forgotten history. Peace