A Confederate cavalry officer, who beat Union troops in nearly every battle especially when outnumbered two or three to one.

Massacred black and Union troops at Fort Pillow in 1864, or at least turned his back on the actions of his subordinates.

Made his fortune raising tobacco and selling slaves.

Was the first Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan or KKK, which he disassociated himself with shortly thereafter. He testified before Congress in 1870 during the Ku Klux Klan hearings and rightfully considered the Klan completely lawless terrorists.
Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first gangsta rapper. Not only did he get rich from selling black people into slavery, he also invented the drive by shooting and lynched dozens of black people.
by Assex 776 September 06, 2007
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