Nathan Bedford Forrest

Kingsport Times-News

'Charge both ways' the escape of Nathan Bedford Forrest

The Civil War was in full fury across Tennessee in December 1862. Gen. U.S. Grant was moving down the Mississippi River and fighting the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou while heading toward Vicksburg. Meanwhile the Battle of Stones River was underway near Murfreesboro. It was a battle bloodier than Shiloh. In...
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Nathan Bedford Forrest statue overlooking I-65 removed

For years, those traveling along Interstate 65 just north of Williamson County could see a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader, riding a horse with his saber raised in the air. The statue, which overlooked the interstate, was removed on Tuesday after standing...

Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Tennessee removed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After more than two decades, the controversial Nathan Bedford Forrest statue along Interstate 65 has been removed. This comes one year after Bill Dorris — the statue owner and the property where it stood — passed away. The executor of the will ordered for the statue removed...
Nashville Scene

Nathan Bedford Forrest Has Fallen

The Confederacy has fallen. Again. A notorious statue of Confederate general and early KKK leader Nathan Bedford Forrest that has stood beside I-65 in Crieve Hall for more than two decades has now been removed. The statue — a frequent subject of mockery and vandalism — was sculpted by Jack Kershaw. Though visible from the interstate, the eyesore sat on the private Hogan Road property of a man named Bill Dorris, who once said of Kershaw, “As an artist, mediocre.”

Nathan Bedford Forrest statue removed

A controversial statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on private land overlooking Interstate 65 was removed Tuesday after standing for more than two decades. Local leaders were fiercely critical of the statue, which showed the Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader with a wild grin riding a horse. It has...

Nathan Bedford Forrest and wife laid to rest in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Months after being exhumed and transported across Tennessee, Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife have been laid to rest, again, this time in Columbia. Lee Millar with the Sons of Confederate Veterans confirms the couple was buried Saturday, September 18th. This comes after the controversial Confederate...