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General Forrest License Plate in Mississippi
Canada Free Press ^ | February 24, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.

Posted on 02/24/2011 2:05:32 PM PST by BigReb555

"After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: confederate; csa; dixie; forrest; licenseplate; memphis; scv
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Union Gen. William T. Sherman said of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest,

"After all, I think Forrest as the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side.”

It’s been reported that the Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a series of state-issued license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the "War Between the States" including one honoring Gen. Forrest.

Some are urging Governor Barbour to deny this request because they believe Forrest led the Ku Klux Klan after the War Between the States. General Forrest not only denied being a member but was in fact responsible for getting the KKK disbanded.

Some even falsely blame Forrest for the Fort Pillow Massacre even though a Union investigation cleared him. Forrest's speech during a meeting of the "Jubilee of Pole Bearers" is a story that should be told. Gen. Forrest was the first white man to be invited by this group which was a forerunner of today's Civil Right's group. A reporter of the Memphis Avalanche newspaper was sent to cover the event that included a Southern barbeque supper.

Miss Lou Lewis, daughter of a Pole Bearer member, was introduced to Forrest and she presented the former general a bouquet of flowers as a token of reconciliation, peace and good will. On July 5, 1875, Nathan Bedford Forrest delivered this speech:

"Ladies and Gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the Southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. (Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate every man, to depress none. (Applause.)

I want to elevate you to take positions in law offices, in stores, on farms, and wherever you are capable of going. I have not said anything about politics today. I don't propose to say anything about politics. You have a right to elect whom you please; vote for the man you think best, and I think, when that is done, you and I are freemen. Do as you consider right and honest in electing men for office. I did not come here to make you a long speech, although invited to do so by you. I am not much of a speaker, and my business prevented me from preparing myself. I came to meet you as friends, and welcome you to the white people. I want you to come nearer to us. When I can serve you I will do so. We have but one flag, one country; let us stand together. We may differ in color, but not in sentiment. Many things have been said about me which are wrong, and which white and black persons here, who stood by me through the war, can contradict. Go to work, be industrious, live honestly and act truly, and when you are oppressed I'll come to your relief. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for this opportunity you have afforded me to be with you, and to assure you that I am with you in heart and in hand." (Prolonged applause.)

End of speech.

Nathan Bedford Forrest again thanked Miss Lewis for the bouquet and then gave her a kiss on the cheek. Such a kiss was unheard of in the society of those days, in 1875, but it showed a token of respect and friendship between the general and the black community and did much to promote harmony among the citizens of Memphis.

The State of Mississippi should approve the Forrest plate.

1 posted on 02/24/2011 2:05:34 PM PST by BigReb555
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To: BigReb555

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDq09oSt9o0


2 posted on 02/24/2011 2:12:25 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: BigReb555

PC will not allow any honor towards Nathan Bedford Forres to go further, The governor is afraid that this will be used as ammunition against him as racist rhetoric.


3 posted on 02/24/2011 2:15:45 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: nathanbedford
"After all, I think Forrest is the most remarkable man our 'Civil War' produced on either side.”
4 posted on 02/24/2011 2:15:56 PM PST by marron
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To: BigReb555

General “Git thar fustest wid tha mostest” Forrest.


5 posted on 02/24/2011 2:18:02 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: NathanBedfordForrest

ping


6 posted on 02/24/2011 2:23:16 PM PST by Shimmer1 (My sympathy co-efficient for unions is less than zero)
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To: hondact200
Well his descendant Forrest Gump seemed pretty nice on the television.
7 posted on 02/24/2011 2:29:03 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: BigReb555
Some are urging Governor Barbour to deny this request because they believe Forrest led the Ku Klux Klan after the War Between the States.

Hasn't Barbour come out recently saying that he would veto the legislation authorizing the plate?

8 posted on 02/24/2011 2:31:16 PM PST by K-Stater
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To: K-Stater

“Hasn’t Barbour come out recently saying that he would veto the legislation authorizing the plate?”

Yes-

Tue Feb 22, 9:26 am ET
Haley Barbour pledges to veto license plate honoring KKK leader

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110222/el_yblog_theticket/haley-barbour-pledges-to-veto-license-plate-honoring-kkk-leader


9 posted on 02/24/2011 2:48:34 PM PST by Mila
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To: hondact200
PC will not allow any honor towards Nathan Bedford Forres to go further, The governor is afraid that this will be used as ammunition against him as racist rhetoric.

Sounds like some education as to the true facts would disarm that ammunition.

10 posted on 02/24/2011 2:49:47 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: BigReb555

This is an issue drawn up by the liberal MSM to smear Haley Barbour. Forrest was a TENNESSEAN. The plate would have to be approved by the Mississippi Senate and House before it gets near the governor. The SCV has not stated that Forrest would be one honored. The proceeds will go to maintain and repair Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis’ home. The entire thing was cooked up by liberals to put Barbour between a rock and a hard place.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 2:55:07 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: BigReb555
This was well covered here and here

Bottom line - Barbour said he doesn't think Mississippi legislators will approve the Forrest license plate but declines to denounce it.

12 posted on 02/24/2011 3:02:16 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: BigReb555

13 posted on 02/24/2011 3:12:39 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: BigReb555

14 posted on 02/24/2011 3:14:54 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: clee1

“keep up the skeer” is my favorite. I wonder if a person from Pa. could purchase one of these plates.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 3:31:25 PM PST by RedwM
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To: BigReb555

LtGen Forrest will always remain in the hearts of those who love freedom and the Constitution. Shiloh, Fallen Timbers, Brice’s Crossroads, Chickamauga, Fort Donelson. Freedom was dear to him and he paid the price a thousand times. It is heartening that in these darkling times we now confront, we can look to Forrest and his kind.


16 posted on 02/24/2011 3:49:09 PM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: BigReb555

“War is about fightin’, and fightin’ means killin’.” The essence of war distilled in one sentence. One of the greatest self-taught soldiers in history.


17 posted on 02/24/2011 3:49:48 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: K-Stater; BigReb555; cowboyway; central_va; mstar; southernsunshine; wardaddy
Hasn't Barbour come out recently saying that he would veto the legislation authorizing the plate?

Non Sequitur, you can do better than that. We all know how much you like authentic southern cuisine. Now here you go, get your silverware ready,, for old times sake.

While we're at it.. let's remind ourselves of your least favorite living human

And your favorite


18 posted on 02/24/2011 4:41:44 PM PST by Idabilly ("I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. ...)
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To: Idabilly

“Non Sequitur, you can do better than that.”

If I’m not mistaken, Non Sequitur was bounced off the FR turnip cart and is a-molderin’ in the Zot grave.


19 posted on 02/24/2011 5:03:57 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave

“Non Sequitur was bounced off the FR turnip cart and is a-molderin’ in the Zot grave.”

Oops! Allow me to correct my mis-statement: Non Sequitur was bounced off the Yankee turnip cart and is a-molderin’ in the Zot grave.


20 posted on 02/24/2011 5:20:33 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave

Non Sequitur was banned if that’s what you meant. Idabilly (and other Lost Causers) sees ghosts and boogieman behind every tree now - even I have been accused of being NS. It’s only a matter of time before he accuses you too LOL.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 7:07:06 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: vetvetdoug

Bedford wad born in Chapel Hill TN but left for MS as a boy. He then made life tween Ripley..
Memphis and Cohoma county


22 posted on 02/24/2011 7:15:19 PM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Excellent speech by Gen. Forrest and very daring to kiss the young lady.

What irks me most is how the Left absolutely howls in protest whenever the Civil War is mentioned. Every little thing dealing with the war is instantly painted as racist and a reminder of slavery. Ridiculous.

Soldiers on both sides fought and died as soldiers and should be honored as such. How they handled their personal affairs before and after the war, and who did the actual work on their farms, is immaterial.

Slavery was wrong and we’ve put it behind us. So get over it already!


23 posted on 02/24/2011 7:42:52 PM PST by DNME (With the sound of distant drums ... something wicked this way comes.)
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To: rockrr

“It’s only a matter of time before he accuses you too LOL.”

LOL! That could be interesting.

Cheers.


24 posted on 02/24/2011 8:01:19 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: sergeantdave; rockrr
Non Sequitur was twice bounced. Now, it appears that n-s is back for his third bounce.
25 posted on 02/25/2011 3:30:33 AM PST by Idabilly ("I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. ...)
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To: sergeantdave
Non Sequitur was bounced off the Yankee turnip cart and is a-molderin’ in the Zot grave.

He snuck back in. He's K-stater now. Check out post #8 then search K-stater and read a few of his replies and you'll soon realize that it's the old non-sequitur.

26 posted on 02/25/2011 5:46:56 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: rockrr

I thought that you wanted to raise the discourse?

It appears to me that you, nor your comrades, are capable.


27 posted on 02/25/2011 5:49:37 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: rockrr; Idabilly; cowboyway; central_va; wardaddy; mojitojoe; southernsunshine; dixiechick2000
Idabilly (and other Lost Causers) sees ghosts and boogieman behind every tree now -

Oh like the "wolf in sheep clothing" type boogieman?




well not behind every tree. . . just a few


28 posted on 02/25/2011 6:54:42 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: rockrr
Cross-dressing coward ping!!!
29 posted on 02/25/2011 7:10:03 AM PST by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: mstar
I have this print:


Sound the Charge by Dale Gallon
Nathan Bedford Forrest at the death of his younger brother, Col. Jeffrey Forrest, at Okolona, MS, making a decision to charge the enemy position with his personal escort.

Those who saw him when his brother Jeffrey fell, who was born after the death of his father, and who was educated and almost idolized by his brother, say that the blaze of his face and the glare of his eyes were fearful to behold, and that he rushed like a madman on the foe, dealing out death with pistol and sword to all around him -- like Hector fighting over the body of Patroclus:
"Yet, fearless in his strength, now rushing on
He dashed amid the fray; now shouting loud,
Stood firm; but backward not a step retired."

More here:Dixie Prints

30 posted on 02/25/2011 7:14:53 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: mstar

Like any good boogieman, he is as rich and powerful as you imagination allows. And every time one of you pokes at the ashes or intones the name “Non Sequitur” he grows fiercer.

He is only a wolf or a monster because people like you make him so.


31 posted on 02/25/2011 7:28:11 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: cowboyway
his eyes, usually so mild in their expression, blazed with the intense glare of a panther's about to spring on his prey. In fact, he looks as little like the Forrest of our mess table as the storm of December resembles the quiet of June."

Just love that part.

Thank you for the link. Looks to be a promising source for good prints for my shop and home.


32 posted on 02/25/2011 7:28:45 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: cowboyway
I really like this one of The General


"Devil at Fallen Timbers" by Dan Nance

Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest finds himself surrounded by the enemy the day after Shiloh. Living up to his reputation as being "That Devil Forrest", he fights his way out to become a living legend.



33 posted on 02/25/2011 7:40:21 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: cowboyway
This one is good also . . .



"Guns of the West"
Generals Forrest, Cleburne, and Granbury
Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864
by John Paul Strain


34 posted on 02/25/2011 7:59:02 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: rockrr
He is only a wolf or a monster because people like you make him so.

I am sorry you feel that way rockrr.


35 posted on 02/25/2011 8:01:26 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: All

Gotta go. . . work is calling. Thanks for all the great art!


36 posted on 02/25/2011 8:03:16 AM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: rockrr; mstar
Like any good boogieman, he is as rich and powerful as you imagination allows. And every time one of you pokes at the ashes or intones the name “Non Sequitur” he grows fiercer.

rockrr, why would someone that holds himself out as conservative (like yourself,) want someone that is at worse (Left of Obama,) and at best Michael Bloomberg in person posting here?

We all know about your liberal tendencies, but I doubt even you believe as he did that for our service male/females should share sleeping quarters with a queeny or pierced nose bull dike on a submarine. I'm probably wrong here, since you celebrated the end of (DADT).....

37 posted on 02/25/2011 8:07:14 AM PST by Idabilly ("I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. ...)
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To: BigReb555
In an 1865 message to his own troops, Forrest described their accomplishments of the past year as follows:

Soldiers: The old campaign is ended, and your Commanding General deems this an appropriate occasion to speak of the steadiness, self-denial and patriotism with which you have borne the hardships of the past year. The marches and labors you have performed during that period will find no parallel in the history of this war.

On the 24th day of December, there were three thousand of you, unorganized and undisciplined, at Jackson, Tennessee, only four hundred of whom were armed. You were surrounded by fifteen thousand of the enemy, who were congratulating themselves on your certain capture. You started out with your artillery, wagon trains, and a large number of cattle, which you succeeded in bringing through, since which time you have fought and won the following battles -- battles which will enshrine your names in the hearts of your countrymen, and live in history, an imperishable monument to your prowess:

Jack's Creek, Estinaula, Summerville, Okalona, Union City, Paducah, Fort Pillow, Bolivar, Tishomingo Creek, Harrisburg, Hurricane Creek, Memphis, Athens, Sulphur Creek, Pulaski, Carter's Creek, Columbia, and Jacksonville are the fields on which you won fadeless immortality.

For twenty-six days from the time you left Florence, on the twenty-first of November, to the twenty-sixth of December, you were constantly engaged with the enemy, and endured the hunger, cold and labor incident to that arduous campaign without a murmur.

To sum up, in brief, your triumphs during the past year, you have fought fifty battles, killed and captured sixteen thousand of the enemy, captured two thousand horses and mules, sixty-seven pieces of artillery, four gunboats, fourteen transports, twenty barges, three hundred wagons, fifty ambulances, ten thousand stand of small arms, forty blockhouses, destroyed thirty-six railroad bridges, two hundred miles of railroad, six engines, one hundred cars, and fifteen millions dollars worth of property.

In the accomplishment of this great work, you were occasionally sustained by other troops, who joined you in the fight, but your regular number never exceeded five thousand, two thousand of whom have been killed or wounded, while in prisoners you have lost about two hundred.

Source: The Galveston Daily News, March 15, 1865

38 posted on 02/25/2011 8:19:00 AM PST by rustbucket
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To: Idabilly
The larger question is (and should be) why your obsession with a poster who no longer belongs to FreeRepublic? Here's a newsflash for you: Non Sequitur was banned. Why your preoccupation with picking at his bones?

rockrr, why would someone that holds himself out as conservative (like yourself,) want someone that is at worse (Left of Obama,) and at best Michael Bloomberg in person posting here?

Since you asked....your characterization of him is as blatantly dishonest now as it ever was. Non Sequitur was easily twice the conservative that you will ever be. As a matter of fact, I've never seen an expression of conservationism coming from you. You would do well to tend to your own fences first.

Here's another newsflash: libertarianism isn't conservatism. They may look similar ("limited government""lower taxes") but they're not the same. You are (at best) a liberaltarian.

We all know about your liberal tendencies, but I doubt even you believe as he did that for our service male/females should share sleeping quarters with a queeny or pierced nose bull dike on a submarine. I'm probably wrong here, since you celebrated the end of (DADT).....

Another day, another idabilly slander. In this one you managed to slam me and NS in the same sentence. Bravo. Also utter bravo Sierra. NS never said or implied any such thing and you know it. And you are a liar to state that I ever supported the repeal of DADT. Even a cursory review of my post demonstrates your disingenuity.

The fact that you conflate where I live with assumed "liberal tendencies" shows the limited depth of thought that you bring to the table.

No wonder no one takes you seriously.

39 posted on 02/25/2011 8:32:21 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: rustbucket

I must give him his due: he was excellent at breaking things and killing people.


40 posted on 02/25/2011 8:34:22 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: rockrr
I must give him his due: he was excellent at breaking things and killing people.

I'd have hated to get him mad at me. He had quite a temper. From Wythe in That Devil Forrest, page 488, paperback:

During the stampede or retreat, which almost amounted to a panic, Forrest rode in among the infantry, and ordering the men to rally, and doing all in his power to stop the retreat. He rode up and down the lines, shouting, 'Rally, men -- for God's sake, rally!' The panic stricken soldiers, however, paid no attention to the general. Rushing toward a color-bearer, he ordered him to halt. Failing to have his command obeyed, he drew his pistol and shot the retreating soldier down. Dismounting, Forrest took the colors, remounted his horse, and, riding in front of the soldiers, waved their colors at them and finally succeeded in rallying them to do their duty.

There was also another side of him. From the March 20, 1865, Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph (paragraph breaks mine for readability):

Major General Forrest

Major General Forrest has characterized the commencement of his military administration, as commander of West Tennessee, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, by an act of noble humanity, which, if it does not eclipse, is at least not surpassed by any of his deeds of heroism in the field in which he has developed and illustrated the very highest qualities of a great commander.

We refer to the treaty, which, it is now generally understood, he has entered into with the Federal General Thomas, to supply the suffering and destitute families within and near the Yankee lines, with food from the rich prairies of Mississippi and Alabama. Trains loaded with corn are to be run to such point, on the Mississippi and Charleston railroad as are most convenient to the destitute districts, without molestation from either party. Large sections of fertile country south of the Tennessee river, are wholly desolated by the ravages of war, and the suffering and impoverishment of the people are heart-rending in the extreme, demanding prompt assistance to secure them from an absolute starvation.

The spirit with which Major General Forrest comes to the relief of those suffering people develops in his character a nobility of nature and an enlarged feeling view of humanity which constitute the crown of his heroic achievements.

Nor should we withhold from an enemy the meed of commendation due for a good act. The promptitude with which Major General Thomas has responded to the suggestion of the noble Forrest stands forth in pleasant relief of the vandalism of the Federal commanders, whose barbarism and cruelty have despoiled those very sections, and others, now appealing to humanity for relief. It is true his own soldiers have robbed the people whom he now consents for General Forrest to feed. It is, notwithstanding, credible to him that he consents to mitigate the horrors of invasion by an exceptional instance of humanity.

41 posted on 02/25/2011 8:45:38 AM PST by rustbucket
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To: BigReb555

One hell of a man!
“No Damned Man Kills Me and Lives!”
The Forrest - Gould Affair

http://www.tennessee-scv.org/fg.htm


42 posted on 02/25/2011 9:14:52 AM PST by Lees Swrd ("Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well")
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To: rockrr
One would think you'd be pro State secession. Seriously, you and your band of self proclaimed conservatives would be free to attend your yearly cross dressing seminar before that unholy event. . . the Lincoln day dinner. As an added bonus, you'd be free from my contemptuous laughter.

Like I told you before, you are no conservative. For your sake I'm praying that k-stater is n-s. He was better disguising himself, and you should take notes on how this maneuver is done.

43 posted on 02/25/2011 9:34:54 AM PST by Idabilly ("I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. ...)
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To: BigReb555

AyUff Haley Barbour

and I’ve met him


44 posted on 02/25/2011 9:51:25 AM PST by wardaddy (FUHB)
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To: cowboyway; Idabilly; wardaddy; central_va; rustbucket; southernsunshine
A few thoughts from the article Cowboyway referenced in Post #30;

"Forrest And His Campaigns" from an address by General J.R. Charlmers in 1879

Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest, if not the greatest military genius, was certainly the greatest revolutionary leader on our side. He was restrained by no knowledge of law or constitution. He was embarrassed by no preconceived ideas of military science. Without the slightest knowledge of them, he seemed by instinct to adopt the tactics of the great masters of the military art, if there be any such art.

In coming years, when the bitterness of strife has passed away, when that mystic harp, whose chords connect the graves of the dead with the hearts of the living, shall vibrate the music of a restored Union, and some blind old bard shall sing the praises of American heroes, while eager children listen to their deeds of valor, the story of none will awaken loftier feelings of emulation than -- Forrest -- the wizard of the saddle.


Yet this ignorant shallow generation would deny his name on a license plate, that in all probability will be made by Parchman Penitentiary inmates, located much too close to the sites of his heroic deeds and his home.



45 posted on 02/25/2011 9:50:31 PM PST by mstar (Immediate State Action)
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To: DNME

“What irks me most is how the Left absolutely howls in protest whenever the Civil War is mentioned. Every little thing dealing with the war is instantly painted as racist and a reminder of slavery. Ridiculous.

Soldiers on both sides fought and died as soldiers and should be honored as such. How they handled their personal affairs before and after the war, and who did the actual work on their farms, is immaterial.

Slavery was wrong and we’ve put it behind us. So get over it already!”

What you said!


46 posted on 02/25/2011 11:51:02 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: mstar; wardaddy; rockrr; Idabilly; cowboyway

LOL! I love this post!

NS is the sheep in wolves clothing...even if it isn’t him.

His opinions permeate this board among those who are to the left.


47 posted on 02/25/2011 11:55:18 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: wardaddy

Bump that!

Me, too...had dinner with him. ;o)


48 posted on 02/25/2011 11:56:17 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: wardaddy

Wait...”AyUff”???


49 posted on 02/25/2011 11:59:06 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: mstar
Thank you for the link.

You're welcome. I'm sure that any of those prints would be a quick seller in your shop.

50 posted on 02/26/2011 6:22:49 AM PST by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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