Released May 1978
This montage is a tribute to the Confederate soldiers, the unknown and unsung
heroes of the Civil War. The old Lee & Gordon Mill, which still stands
today, was used to hold prisoners for a short time in the Battle of Chickamauga.
General Nathan Bedford Forrest, "The American Murat" and "King of the Mounted
Raiders," is the central figure of the montage. He joined the Confederate
Army as a private, but his courage, leadership and shrewd military tactics led
to his quick promotion to Lieutenant-General. Affectionately known as "Ole
Nate," he returned to his plantation upon retiring from the army in 1865.
He died in 1877 and his body now lies in Memphis, Tennessee, in a park named in