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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] FORREST
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 13:41:19 -0600
For the ones who are interested in NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST
"Re-enactment of Civil War battle planned" 'On March 25, 1864, Gen. Nathan
Bedford Forrest raided Pacducah (KY) with 2,000 cavalry, including (Col.
Albert P.) Thompson and several other local Confederates. Forrest sent
Thompson and 1,500 men to Fort Anderson while he and the rest of his
troopers helped themselves to Union supplies. Forrest claimed he did not
tell Thompson to attack the fort, only to pin down its Union defenders.
Thompson's men said the general ordered an assualt....Thompson ordered a
foot charge by the veteran 3rd and 7th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiments.
Inside Fort Anderson were about 800 white infantry and cavalry soldiers from
western Kentucky and Illinois and a locally recruited African American heavy
artillery regiment. But some calvary troopers were helping man cannons.,
including Sgt. Tom Hayes of the 15th Kentucky Cavalry. He pointed a cannon
toward the Rebels and fired.....the cannonball decapitated Col. Thompson,
killed a horse ridden by Captain Al McGoodwin, and splattered nearby
Confederate troops with blood....Thompson was a successful lawyer before he
joined the Confederate army. He survived Shiloh and several other bloody
battles before losing his life in his hometown.' I do not know any more
about him. This was in the Owensboro "Messenger", the re-enactment will be
the weekend of March 25 in Paducah, KY.
I found this on while searching my Thompsons of Bedford County, TN.
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