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General Bedford Forest

CSA General Bedford Forest Mighty killing warrior Would've won the war no jest If his horses were survivors Gen. Forest lost 30 horses during the civil war and killed more soldiers than any other general. It could be said he was lucky or his horses were unfortunate.

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Date: 8/14/2011 4:38:00 PM
A fun history lesson! Good one. xoxo Robert.
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Date: 4/14/2011 2:53:00 PM
Doris, thanks for letting us know about this historic battle. I'd never heard of Forest before. Having a horse must have been a luxury if the documentaries about the Civil War are true. They describe the men walking in rags and many without shoes. VERY enlightening poem! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 4/11/2011 4:17:00 PM
This was a very clever historical write. I guess that is the way it goes in life. It is all about perception. Maybe the General was both. I liked it.
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Date: 4/11/2011 2:55:00 PM
a great read, enjoyed it. and that's right 150 years ago tomorrow the War started.
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Date: 4/10/2011 5:53:00 PM
historical art
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Date: 4/9/2011 9:51:00 AM
Bummer! Those poor horses. Howsomever, your poem is super. Love, Daver
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Date: 4/9/2011 8:06:00 AM
Interesting historical information..Enjoyed reading this morn..Mom..
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Date: 4/8/2011 5:34:00 AM
Sad fact Doris bur very informative .. u sound like a great history buff and it was my worst subject in school... haha.. u have made it an interesting factual write .. happy weekend .. my friend.. hope all is well with u...
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Date: 4/7/2011 11:22:00 PM
hmmm, which soldiers was he killing, the ones on HIS side or the OTHER side? Sounds a bit klutzy or something! This was a fun read.
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Date: 4/7/2011 10:05:00 AM
If he had had many more horses under his command, then he could have surely been a lethal weapon. He could have tirelessly harried the union flanks, and more effectively disrupted their supply lines. A nice pun on the horses!
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