Lt. Col. Jessie Forrest (CSA)

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About Lt. Col. Jessie Forrest (CSA)

Lt. Colonel Jesse Anderson Forrest 

b. 8 Apr 1829 Chapel Hill, TN d. 14 Dec 1890: Lt. Colonel of 20th Tennessee CSA Regiment.

On March 10, 1862 he took command of Co. D in Huntsville, Alabama. He was reported in Ripley, Mississippi 23 Jun 1864. He was in Florence, AL on 21 Sep 1864 with the 20th TN before being wounded in Athens, Alabama siege 23/24 Sep 1864. He was in command of a bold attack on the steamer Belle of Saint Louis near Fort Randolph, Tennessee 27 Oct 1864. He served with the Army of Tennessee during the Tennessee Campaign and helped fight the rear guard on the escape from Nashville. He was paroled with his regiment at Gainesville, Alabama in May 1865. He was running a livery stable in Memphis Oct 2, 1877.

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