Monday, January 8, 2018
This was my great great great grandfather
He was the only one in the Union Army of
the American Civil War in our fathers family.
My mothers family were in the Confederate
He died for what he believed
He was also before the Civil War in the War of 1846 with
Mexico his wife got a pension of service.
I have all the Military records of both wars and they are very
|This is his grave in the center Payton Alexander|
|This is General Nathen Bedford Forrest of the Confederate Army|
This is his and wife's grave
This is history and the city took him and his horse down. I would say
it was desecrated, they are now going to dig them up , that will not change history.
He died for what he believed.
Let me tell you a little about this war that Alexander and Forrest happened
to cross paths.
My GGG Grandfather was at Fort Pillow On the Mississippi River in
West Tennessee. There were total white troops 295 and 262 of colored troops.
Forrest's Expedition was in to West Tennessee and Kentucky came across
this First Battalion, Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry.
Killed all but a few officers. They took them to Andersonville Georgia or called
Camp Sumter a Confederate military prison.
That is where my ggg grandfather died from much suffering.
It was War and they both did what they did for White and Black to live the good life.
The Monument should not have been removed.