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Brigadier General Tyree H. Bell, C.S.A.: ForrestS Fighting Lieutenant Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.

Brigadier General Tyree H. Bell, C.S.A.: ForrestS Fighting Lieutenant

Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.

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ISBN : 9781621901945
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For two years, Tyree H. Bell (1814-1902) served as one of Nathan Bedford Forrests most trusted lieutenants in the Civil War. Forrests legendary exploits and charisma often eclipsed the contributions of his subordinates, as his story was told andMoreFor two years, Tyree H. Bell (1814-1902) served as one of Nathan Bedford Forrests most trusted lieutenants in the Civil War. Forrests legendary exploits and charisma often eclipsed the contributions of his subordinates, as his story was told and retold by admiring soldiers and historians. Bell, however, stood out from others who served with Forrest. He was neither a professional soldier not an attorney-politician- he was, instead, a farmer with no previous military experience, a model of the citizen-soldier. Using Bells unpublished autobiography and other primary materials, including Confederate letters, diaries, and official correspondence, author Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr., worked with Connie Walton Moretti and Jim Browne, two of Bells great-great-great-grandchildren, to augment Bells manuscript and to write the first full-length biography of this significant Confederate soldier. In addition to giving him insight into the man whose courage and leadership earned him the nickname Forrests Right Arm, the authors explore Bells early years in Tennessee and his adventurous postwar career in business and land speculation. This portrait of Bell is one of an unsung leader who risked much to fight for the Confederacy.