Re: Bragg Vs Forrest
- Bill Compliments Sir,
No dog to pick, maybe a Mich. Wolverine , but no dogs.
Anyway, discussion and diagreement are what history is all about-
Don't you just love it.
The story, and it may very well be, was related to me by people in
Tenn. and in literature, was that some Union Officers came by
Forrest's farm after the war to pay their respects and "King
Phillip"(the horse) attacked them as was his notion to anything
dressed in blue.The "Blue Boys" stood strong and defended
themselves, A house attendant, couldn't call them servants anymore,
came running out and told the Officers not to hurt the horse as it
was the "Ginerals"(not miss spelled). The Officer in charge
mentioned that "No wonder Forrest did so well during the war, He had
his Soldiers fighting for him along with his sevants and HIS
LIVESTOCK" I`m sure it has been imbelished over time but all gossip
has its roots in fact-EH?
--- In email@example.com, "endeavorgot" <banbruner@...>
> I have as yet to pick a dog in this fight. But I find the
> that Bragg would not overlook a direct challenge to his authorityas
> an unconvincing argument. I have seen strict disciplinariansflinch
> from taking positive displinary actions on a number of occasions.and
> People in authority are expected by their superiors to have their
> authority respected. If those in charge (officers, teachers
> managers etc.) are constantly having their authority challenged
> have to appeal to higher authority to back them up, theirsuperiors
> will look askance and wonder if he is up to the job of being anumber
> Bragg, no matter how brave, embroiled as he was with a large
> of his high ranking and respected subordinates may very well haveless
> opted to let this moment of heat pass. To have arrested, much
> shot, Forrest would most likely have ended his command andcareer.
> Forrest would definitely have gotten a(n) hearing and I don'tthink
> Bragg would have relished that (I think this is a grandrealm
> understatment) Consider the witnesses that would have appeared
> against him.
> Forrest's true exploits are numerous and many seemingly apocryphal
> tales have arisen. Some may be true some may have entered the
> of folklore. Such as, from his horse, grabbing and hoisting anenemy
> trooper to use as a shield for his escape. My favorite being,that
> after the war his horse that he had ridden in battle, hitched tohis
> wife's carriage on a shopping trip, seeing policemen dressed in
> blue, on his own, charged them, carriage and all.
> Bill Bruner
- Bob, Compliments Sir,
I'm sorry for not getting back to you sooner, I just happen to
notice your inquiry-I appogize(SP).
Although I have a very "child like mind" I rarely make quotes that I
can't back up and if my bluff is called I either acknowledge my
screw up or own up to it.
The actual quote which reads as follows:"A man I have never
seen,Sir. His name is Forrest"
I have seen this same qutoe in several publications but will give
you the easiest one to document, if this does not suffice please let
me know and I will give further documentation.
Title: "May I qoute you General Lee" Randall Bedwell, Gramecy Books,
Nashville, ISBN 0-517-21992-1, Pg.#54
Your Humble Servant,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, huddleston.r@... wrote:
> I do not think so. I would like to see a source for that quotation.
> Take care,
> Judy and Bob Huddleston
> 10643 Sperry Street
> Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
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> From: "pvtjessett" <pw541301@...>
> General Lee when asked after the war by a reporter who his best
> was answered " A man I have never met named Forrest", A
> competent "Gen. Officer", well someone thought so
> --- In email@example.com, huddleston.r@ wrote:
> > At the bottom of this argument is that what the Forrest
> are arguing is that Forrest is not competent to be a General
> > Paragraph One of the Army Regulations, both US and CS:
> > â1. ALL inferiors are required to obey strictly, and to
> execute with alacrity and good faith, the lawful orders of the
> superiors appointed over them.â
> > --
> > Take care,
> > Bob
> > Judy and Bob Huddleston
> > 10643 Sperry Street
> > Northglenn, CO 80234-3612
> > huddleston.r@
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