Talk:Nathan Bedford Forrest

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Bias[edit]

You can't fault pro-Forrest websites for being biased and then fill the article with suggestions that he was an irredeemable racist and only cite sources which have a clear and obvious bias AGAINST Forrest. It is not for Wikipedia to pay historical figures back over perceived sins which do not have strong historical support. If you want this to remain "Wikipinion" or "Wikigossip" keep doing this kind of thing...I don't think it's credible in the shape that this site is in to suggest that this is any kind of credible encyclopedia...I wonder if this entire think is a help or hindrance based on how many rumors and outright lies are passed off to millions as fact. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.109.158.55 (talkcontribs)

Agreed with the above. I am doing work from original sources and newspapers on Forrest. I am also following the Klan literature. Forrest owned having been a member of the Pale Faces and denied ever being a member of the KuKlux. He also said he only went to a couple Pale Faces meetings. At the time, members of one fraternal organization often belonged to many others. Forrest was not a ritualistic sort of guy; he was a military man. He was ill a lot of the time post-War, a fact demonstrated by his early death. That his heroic deeds were such that a lot of people might claim Forrest's authority is a given - I have already traced some of this. This Wikipedia entry is an example of why people are stupid for depending upon Wikipedia where controversial issues are to be found, and mentions of Forrest in other pages are often even worse. That this is driven politically by people in more than one party makes it even worse. Forrest and Americans of all races deserve better. — Preceding unsigned comment added by SongspiritUSA (talkcontribs) 18:50, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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TERRORIST[edit]

That's what the man WAS, period and pistol point BLANK! Cyberbot THIS, white-list/black-list THAT; Vox populi, vox Humbug! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shyjayb (talkcontribs) 09:42, 5 September 2015 (UTC) lol — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.99.178.23 (talk) 20:59, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

A source[edit]

Here is a source about Nathan Bedford. http://www.civilwarhome.com/forrestcampaigns.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by Vexthesmol (talkcontribs) 19:49, 3 May 2016 (UTC)

Freemasonry[edit]

Why is there no mention of this connection?--Ubikwit 連絡 見学/迷惑 19:29, 30 June 2016 (UTC)