History: General Nathan Bedford Forrest, part 0

Self-tutoring about the Civil War: the tutor mentions a quote never far from his mind.

I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue.

General Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nearly 25 years ago, I read the trilogy The Civil War by Shelby Foote. That war was immense, and changed the world in ways not commonly known.

General Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Southerner (Confederate), of course, and remains a controversial figure. Yet, his sentiment above tells engagement that, as a parent, I try to reach.

Forrest was wounded four times in the war.


Foote, Shelby. The Civil War. New York: Random House, 1958.



Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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