|View single post by Johan Steele|
|Posted: Wed Jan 31st, 2007 08:17 pm||
Life NRA,SUVCW # 48,Legion 352
|"After all, I think Forrest was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side.”
"If it costs us ten thousand lives and breaks the treasury, there will never be peace in Tennessee until Forrest is dead!" ... June 15th, 1864
-- William T. Sherman
You can judge a man by his enemies and what they think of him... Sherman knew what he was talking about.
"That we are beaten is a self-evident fact, and any further resistance on our part would be justly regarded as the height of folly and rashness...The terms upon which you were surrendered are favorable, and should be satisfactory and acceptable to all. They manifest a spirit of magnanimity and liberality on the part of the Federal authorities which should be met on our part by a faithful compliance with all the stipulations and conditions therein expressed...Civil war, such as you have just passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings...The attempt made to establish a separate and independent confederation has failed, but the consciousness of having done your duty faithfully and to the end will in some measure repay for the hardships you have undergone."
Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, May 9, 1865.
I certainly would not have liked the man... but I tell you what he was a fighting man of the highest order.