Nathan Bedford Forrest

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United States, Military Personnel
July 13, 1821October, 29, 1877.

Nathan Bedford Forrest (July 13, 1821 – October 29, 1877), called Bedford Forrest in his lifetime, was a cotton planter, slave owner and trader, Confederate Army general during the American Civil War, a leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and president of the Selma, Marion, & Memphis Railroad. Before the war Forrest amassed substantial wealth as a cotton planter, horse and cattle trader, real estate broker, and slave trader.

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