Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Nathan Bedford Forrest

Marker ID: THC 4E 41
Location: on Union Avenue west of Myrtle St., Memphis, TN
County: Shelby
Coordinates: N 35° 08.345    W 090° 02.304
  35.13908333    -90.0384
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3NJ4


In a house here, home of Col. Jesse Forrest, his brother, the man who had risen from private to lieutenant general in the Confederate Army died Oct. 27, 1877. Because of his achievements as a cavalry commander, he was termed by a foreign military authority the greatest commander of light cavalry among English-speaking peoples.

Tennessee Historical Commission