Re: High command
- --- In email@example.com, philip@t... wrote:
> Hi Chuck,
> Someone else has already responded to this, but I thought I would,
> too. I found two references to the incident: one in Shelby Foote's
> trilogy, and one in Jack Hurst's biography of Forrest. The
> is supposed to have taken place after Shiloh when Forrest was inbiographer.
> charge of the rear-guard action. Hurst seems to have reason to
> believe that the story was first told by Forrest's son to a
> So maybe the story is apocryphal just keeps being repeatedThats not the first story to be made real from everyone quoting a bad
> because it sounds so great (that's redundant isn't it?). I have no
> knowlege of primary sources that would verify it.
source. But not going to put it in that pile for a while yet. Member
of a cw club online was told this by a tour guide at Shiloh. I didn't
find anything in my OR-CD or in the Navy OR-CD, but think I'll go
back and try again. Wish I knew someone that has the new 2nd set of
the OR that has finally been published (100 Vol.)so they could take a
look for me. Even a mention in a diary or a letter, by someone at
Fallen Timbers might shed some light.
Anyway thanks for the info.
Chuck in Illinois