Nathan Bedford Forrest timeline

  • Confederate Virginia Bethel Moon Escapes Imprisonment

    Virginia "Ginnie" Bethel Moon (1844-1925) was born in Ohio in 1844. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee with her mother in 1862 where she began a short... Read more

  • First Battle of Murfreesboro

    The First Battle of Murfreesboro was fought on July 13, 1862, in Rutherford County, Tennessee, as part of the American Civil War. On June 10,... Read more

  • Battle of Jackson, TN

    Description: The engagement at Jackson occurred during Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Expedition into West Tennessee, between December 11,... Read more

  • Battle of Parker's Cross Roads

    Description: As Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s expedition into West Tennessee neared its conclusion, Union Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan,... Read more

  • Battle of Dover

    Description: Under orders, in late January 1863, Confederate Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, commanding two brigades of cavalry, had taken position on... Read more

  • Battle of Brentwood

    Description: Union Lt. Col. Edward Bloodgood held Brentwood, a station on the Nashville & Decatur Railroad, with 400 men on the morning of March... Read more

  • Battle of Day's Gap

    Description: Union Col. Abel D. Streight led a provisional brigade on a raid to cut the Western & Atlantic Railroad that supplied Gen. Braxton... Read more

  • Battle of West Point, Mississippi

    Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest routs a Union force three times the size of his army in a battle that helped end Union General William... Read more

  • Battle of Okolona

    Description: From Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sherman launched a campaign to take the important railroad center at Meridian, Mississippi, and if the... Read more

  • Battle of Paducah

    Description: In March 1864, Forrest set out from Columbus, Mississippi, with a force of less than 3,000 men on a multipurpose expedition (recruit,... Read more

  • Battle of Fort Pillow - Controversy Surrounds Massacre

    Fort Pillow marked one of the bleakest, saddest events of American military history. Read more

  • Battle of Brice's Crossroads

    Description: At the beginning of June 1864, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest set out with his cavalry corps of about 2,000 men to enter Middle... Read more

  • Battle of Tupelo

    Description: Maj. Gen. A.J. Smith, commanding a combined force of more than 14,000 men, left LaGrange, Tennessee, on July 5, 1864, and advanced... Read more

  • Second Battle of Memphis

    The Second Battle of Memphis was a battle of the American Civil War occurring on August 21, 1864, in Shelby County, Tennessee. At 4:00 a.m. on... Read more

  • Battle of Johnsonville

    Description: In an effort to check the Union army’s advance through Georgia, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led a 23-day raid culminating in an... Read more

  • Third Battle of Murfreesboro

    Description: In a last, desperate attempt to force Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s army out of Georgia, Gen. John Bell Hood led the Army of... Read more

  • Battle of Anthony's Hill

    The Battle of Anthony’s Hill (also known as the Battle of King's Hill or the Battle of Devil's Gap) was an engagement that occurred December 25,... Read more

  • Battle of Selma

    Other Names: None Location: Dallas County Campaign: Wilson’s Raid in Alabama and Georgia (1865) Date(s): April 2, 1865 Principal... Read more