For raw courage and devotion to duty no man was his equal. Again and again Nathan
Bedford Forrest displayed his total lack of fear and an innate military genius that
is still admired today.
His July 1862 liberation of Murfreesboro cemented his already glorious reputation
and made him a hero across the South and caused him to be feared and hated in the
North. Below are some excerpts from War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official
Records of the Union and Confederate Armies that record some of Gen. Forrest's activities
in Rutherford County.