May 9, 1865: Forrest’s Farewell to His Troops

I imagine that there were a few sighs of relief in Washington when this farewell address of General Nathan Bedford Forrest made its way north.  If any man were going to lead a guerilla resistance in the South it was Forrest.  That he was ready to accept defeat was a good sign that such resistance was not going to occur.  Here is the text of his address: (more…)

Published in: on May 9, 2022 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on May 9, 1865: Forrest’s Farewell to His Troops  
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