The Civil War was a conflict that threatened to break the relatively new country of America apart. Here you can explore the causes of this conflict and how some of the major battles in this war played out.
  • Battles & Incidents
  • Confederate Leaders
  • Glossary
  • Slavery
  • Union Leaders
  • Post Civil War

Forrest, Nathan Bedford (1821 - 1877), a Confederate army officer. An outstanding cavalry commander and one of the ablest generals of the war, Forrest harassed Union forces in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama by raiding supply lines or isolated detachments of troops.

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