That’s a clue: who was the baddest cat of the Civil War - hint: he was no West Point graduate, and rose up from a private to general.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest?
Second on General Nathan Bedford Forrest… “Old Bed” Forrest.
I think I didn’t understand “baddest cat” correctly …
Yeah, General Daggett was a nice guy comparing to General Forrest…
William C. Quantrill? I really have no clue where you’re going with this and googled my answer.
Nathan Bedford Forrest - the title of my topic is the title of his biography - was the most feared cavalry officer of the Civil War - according to Shelby Foote in Ken Burns’ epic documentary series, Forrest killed 30 men in hand-to-hand combat, and had 29 horses shot out from under him - he remarked on this by saying he had come out a horse ahead. In spite the times, he was a truly remarkable man, and makes Sheridan look more like Tinkerbell.