896Re: High command
- Jun 3, 2000
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, philip@t... wrote:
He came from a humble
background, and was not above grabbing a subordinate officer,
refused to pull his own weight, by the scruff of the neck and
throwing him overboard. He must have been tremendously
powerful. To reach down and haul a Yankee soldier onto his
saddle as a shield must have taken enormous strength.
Can you give me a reference or references to the incident of
Forrest using a yankee soldier as a shield?
Was told this by a memember of a cw club online but no sources
have been produced so far. Was told it happened at Shiloh when
Forrest was in same area as U.S.Grant. We recently had a discussion
on Forrest at Fort Pillow.
I have 3 books on Forrest and also Mortons book on the Artillery of
NBForrest's Cavalry, but no mention is made of this incident.
Chuck in Illinois
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