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Confederate Dreaming With Jack Kershaw

This is for those of you who are interested in the mind and imagination of Jack Kershaw, who is responsible for the Nathan Bedford Forrest equestrian memorial in Tennessee.  This [...]
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History / US History : Civil War Memory (2 years ago)

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History / US History : Blog Divided (4 years ago)

The Sons of Confederate Veterans’ recent proposal for a Missippi state-issued license plate in honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was also an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, has become the issue of considerable ...

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History / US History : Civil War Book News (5 years ago)

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History / US History : Civil War Memory (last year)

Nathan Bedford Forrest made a fortune selling slaves before the war. So, isn’t it fitting that the final act in the changing of the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, Tennessee could very well involve a sale. Here is the Nathan Bedfor...

The True Meaning of Nathan Bedford Forrest and the Confederate Flag

History / US History : Civil War Memory (12 months ago)

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