In July he led them into Middle Tennessee under orders to launch a cavalry raid. On March 10 2012 it was vandalized and the bronze bust of the general vaniNathan Bedford Forrestd. "
"Late in March (Forrest) passed into that State and the route of his advance was marked by outrages and brutalities of the most cold-blooded character.
He is remembered both as a self-educated innovative cavalry leader during the war and as a leading southern advocate in the postwar years. A cavalry and military commander in the war Forrest is one of the war's most unusual figures. Forrest was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow for allowing forces under his command to conduct a massacre upon hundreds of black Union Army and white Southern Unionist prisoners.