Bedford Forrest: Nathan Bedford Forrest, B. 13
July 1821 D. 29 October 1877, was born in Bedford County, Tennessee. He had very little formal education
and no military training of any kind.
Before the WBTS he rose from poverty to become a very successful
businessman. During the WBTS he
rose from a Private to a Lt. General.
Military historians and students worldwide study his brilliant
tactical skills. After the war he
was a successful planter and railroad president. He is buried in Memphis, Tenn.
Simon Bolivar Buckner:
Bolivar Buckner, B. 1 April 1823 D. 8 January 1914, was born in Hart County, Kentucky. He graduated in the Class of 1844 from
West Point Military Academy
where he graduated 11th in his class. He was in the Mexican War and was an
instructor as West Point. He resigned his commission in the
Union Army in 1855. He was a
businessman in Chicago, Illinois and was Adjutant General of
Kentucky. During the WBTS he rose
from a Brig. General to a Lt. General.
After the WBTS he was a newspaper editor, Governor of Kentucky (1887 –
1892); and Vice Presidential nominee in 1896. he is buried
in State Cemetery,
Albert Sidney Johnston:
Sidney Johnston, B. 2 February 1803 D. 6 April 1862, was born in Washington, Kentucky. He graduate in the Class of 1826 at West Point Military Academy
and was 8th in his Class.
Before the WBTS he was in the Blackhawk War, he held numerous Army
positions, and on 3 May 1861 resigned his commission from the Union
Army. He was a Full General in
the Confederate Army. He
commanded all Confederate troops West of the Allegheny
Mountains. He was
mortally wounded during The Battle of Shiloh in April 1862. He is buried in State
Cemetery, Austin, Texas.