18 09, 2018

GEN. NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST

2018-09-26T17:27:22+00:00

Nathan Bedford Forrest grew up poor, in rural Tennessee, with very little formal education. In his early teens, he went into business with his uncle Jonathon Forrest, and when Jonathon was killed in a street fight, Forrest killed the assailants with a a pistol and Bowie knife. He amassed a

GEN. NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST 2018-09-26T17:27:22+00:00
5 09, 2018

ALBERT PIKE

2018-09-26T17:31:02+00:00

Albert Pike (December 29, 1809 - April 2, 1891) was an American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason. He is a key personality for conspiracy theorists of the Civil War era. At age 15, considered by many to be a genius and almost entirely self-taught, he passed entrance exams at

ALBERT PIKE 2018-09-26T17:31:02+00:00
5 09, 2018

CAPTURE OF CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS

2018-09-26T18:35:42+00:00

On Sunday morning, April 2, 1865, Confederate President Jefferson Davis was sitting in a morning church service when he received an urgent message from General Robert E. Lee. Lee told him the defensive line at Petersburg had been broken, and that the Confederate government should evacuate Richmond immediately or risk

CAPTURE OF CONFEDERATE PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS 2018-09-26T18:35:42+00:00
5 09, 2018

THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

2018-09-22T21:34:02+00:00

In 1855, George Bickley, a resident of Cincinnati, Ohio, organized Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC) a powerful and secret Southern Rights, White Supremacist society. The KGC financed illegal slave ships after slave importing was abolished in 1808, and pushed for the re-establishment of the African slave-trade. The KGC was

THE KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE 2018-09-22T21:34:02+00:00
5 09, 2018

GEN. BRAXTON BRAGG

2018-09-22T21:35:13+00:00

Braxton Bragg is generally regarded as "The Confederacy’s Worst General." He commanded the 2nd largest Rebel Army, the Army of Tennessee. It was the largest Confederate military force in the western theater. A career military man, and veteran of the Mexican War of 1846, Bragg failed spectacularly. He withdrew and

GEN. BRAXTON BRAGG 2018-09-22T21:35:13+00:00
5 09, 2018

SAM WATKINS

2018-09-22T21:36:24+00:00

Sam Watkins was a Corporal in Company H, 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment, the “Maury Grays.” He fought in nearly every large battle in the Western Theater of the Civil War, including the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, Corinth, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Jonesboro. His memoir,

SAM WATKINS 2018-09-22T21:36:24+00:00
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