Nelson: The conservative case for moving Forrest’s bust

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 11, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: February 11, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

His defenders hail Nathan Bedford Forrest's 'great commander' status. But at Fort Pillow, Forrest gained temporary possession of a meaningless fort while making things worse for the Confederate military effort everywhere.


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