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.
Dec. 1861 Battle of Sacramento, KY - greatness in the making