nathan bedford forrest


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Edwin, 1806–72, U.S. actor.
John, 1st Baron, 1847–1918, Australian explorer and statesman.
Nathan Bedford, 1821–77, Confederate cavalry general in the U.S. Civil War. Unabridged
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Forrest (ˈfɒrɪst)
John, 1st Baron Forrest 1847--1918, Australian statesman and explorer; first premier of Western Australia (1890--1901)

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nathan bedford forrest

Confederate general in the American Civil War (1861-65) who was often described as a "born military genius"; his rule of action, "Get there first with the most men," became one of the most often quoted statements of the war. A major blemish on his record, however, was the Massacre of Ft. Pillow (April 12, 1864)-the slaughter by his soldiers of more than 300 blacks after the surrender of Ft. Pillow, Tenn.

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