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Nathan Bedford Forrest

by James McManus |  Published: Jun 26, 2007


In the damp spring of 1863 just outside Rome, Georgia, 450 Confederate cavalrymen under Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest were about to engage a federal force about three times their size led by Col. Abel D. Streight. Veteran Hoosiers mounted mostly on mules, Streight's bluecoats were known as "The Lightening Mule Brigade."

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