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Nathan Bedford Forrest
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Confederate Military
February 13, 1862
February 16, 1862
Battle of Ft. Donelson

General Ulysses S. Grant demands the unconditional surrender of the garrison from an old friend, Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  John Floyd
  John A. McClernand
  Gideon Pillow
  Lew Wallace
  Army of the Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
February 25, 1862 "Bull" Nelson enters Nashville, Tennessee, first Confederate state capital to fall into Union hands. Don Carlos Buell accepts the city's surrender. Nathan Bedford Forrest provides a rear guard for Hardee's Army of Central Kentucky as it withdraws to Alabama. Tennessee
  Don Carlos Buell
  William Hardee
  Fall of Nashville, February, 1862
  William 'Bull' Nelson
  John Floyd
  Civil War Firsts
July 13, 1862 Battle of Murphreesboro Tennessee
December 11, 1862 Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] leaves Columbia, Tennessee in an attempt to disrupt Ulysses S. Grant's line of communication in the advance on Vicksburg
  First Vicksburg Campaign
  Ulysses S. Grant
December 18, 1862 Forrest's [CS] cavalry turns back a detachment of Union cavalry near Lexington.
December 31, 1862 Battle of Parker's Cross Roads

Near Lexington General Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] tries to break through a federal line after successful raids on Grant's supply lines and communications. As he begins to drive the Union troops back he is attacked from behind, loosing 300 men.
March 4, 1863
March 5, 1863
Battle of Spring Hill
Battle of Unionville

Confederate Cavalry under Earl Van Dorn and Nathan Bedford Forrest drive Union Cavalry off on the 4th, then surround and engage the remaining infantry. After heavy fighting on the 5th, the Union garrison surrenders.
  Earl Van Dorn
May 3, 1863 Nathan Bedford Forrest ends Abel Streight's Raid on Rome, Georgia, in heavy skirmishing at Cedar Bluffs, Alabama. Alabama
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
September 19, 1863
September 20, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga

General Braxton Bragg [CS] tries to split General William Rosecrans [US] forces as they try to return to the safety of Chattanooga. A second day breakthrough at the Brotherton Cabin forces the federals into a retreat, halted only by the Rock of Chickamauga, General George Thomas on Snodgrass Hill

The bloodiest two days in American history cost the Federals 1,657 dead, 9,756 wounded, and 4,757 missing for a total of 16,170 casualties out of 58,000 troops. The Confederate losses were 2,312 dead, 14,674 wounded and 1,468 for a total of 18,545 out of 66,000 troops.
  Gordon Granger
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  William S. Rosecrans
  Braxton Bragg
  George Thomas
  John Bell Hood
  Army of the Cumberland
  Philip Sheridan
  Lafayette McLaws
  Battle of Chickamauga
  James Garfield
  Leonidas Polk
  Daniel Harvey Hill
  James Longstreet
  Chickamauga Campaign
October 29, 1863 Jefferson Davis grants Nathan Bedford Forrest's request for an independent command in north Mississippi and west Tennessee. This frees him from Braxton Bragg. Mississippi
  Braxton Bragg
January 25, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] attacks and defeats William Sooy Smith [US] near Meridian Mississippi
February 22, 1864 Battle of Okolana

Other Names: Ivey's Farm, Ivey Hill

Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] defeats W. Sooy Smith [US], attempting to join Sherman's Meridian Campaign
  Meridian Campaign
March 16, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest begins a raid into West Tennessee and Kentucky Kentucky
March 24, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest seizes Union City Tennessee
April 12, 1864 Battle of Fort Pillow

Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] defeats [US]. Following the defeat, Forrest's men massacre most of the occupants of the fort. They were black.
June 10, 1864 Battle of Brice's Crossroads [US]
Battle of Tishomingo Creek [CS]
  Brice's Crossroads
June 15, 1864 General Sherman, learning of the defeat at Brice's Crossroads, writes Edwin Stanton "But Forrest is the very devil, ...There never will be peace in Tennessee till Forrest is dead."
  Brice's Crossroads
  William Tecumseh Sherman
August 21, 1864 Forrest liberates Memphis

Almost 2,000 Confederates occupied Memphis for a few hours during the day, nearly capturing Major Generals Stephen Hurlbut and C. C. Washburn. The raid forced troops operating in the area to withdraw to Memphis, giving Forrest free reign to raid William Tecumseh Sherman's supply lines
November 4, 1864
November 5, 1864
Battle of Johnsonville

Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry and two captured Union boats move up the Tennessee River to Johnsonville and attacked the Union supply depot there causing major damage
April 2, 1865 Battle of Selma

Wilson [US] defeats Forrest [CS]

Nathan Bedford Forrest

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