Harper's Weekly 02/18/1865
GENERAL N. B. FORREST.
We give above a portrait of Major-General N.
B. Forrest, the great cavalry leader of the Con-
federates in the West. He has been connected
with the war from the first, and the most daring
of the Confederate raids have been accomplished by
his command. He had a brigade of cavalry at Fort
Donelson, and to prevent being captured with the
garrison he cut his way out with a portion of his
command. In our advance southward he has been
a most formidable enemy, falling upon our com-
munications, capturing our supply trains, or swoop-
ing down upon some feebly-defended town as he did
upon Memphis last summer. It was General For-
rest, without doubt, that saved General Hood's
army from utter destruction, by covering his retreat
across the Tennessee.