Forrest Cavalry Corps Confederate Civil War Medal
Nathan Bedford Forrest Cavalry Corps
Confederate States of America Medal
“I rode with Forrest!”
four words alone were sufficient to define a Civil War Veteran’s
service for those who fought on either side of the late War of the
as the “Wizard of the Saddle,” Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of only a
handful of men, on either side, to enter the war as a private and end
his war service a general. His exploits at Fort Donaldson, Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Fort Pillow, and Nashville, among a dozen other battles were, and remain, both legendary and controversial.
the way he forged a reputation as one of the greatest generals of the
Civil War. His ferocity as a warrior being legendary, he once claimed
to have killed one more Yankee in personal combat than the twenty-nine
horses killed beneath him. Forrest, more than any general other the Sherman, understood the basic premise of war: "War means fighting and fighting means killing."
no records of a Forrest Cavalry Corps society survive, original medals
may have been issued during any of several post-war reunions, as
opposed to having been struck under the authority of a formal
organizational structure; and those few rare examples which survive
command prices at traditional auction houses approaching $4,000!
gleaming brass and enamel reproduction, from an original, is a massive
1.75” (45mm) wide by 3.75” (90mm) in length and weighs almost 2 oz,
making it one of the largest and most elaborate of the post-civil war
medals ever struck.
In the top section can been seen the likeness of General R. E. Lee flanked by a Confederate Sailor and Soldier, along with the 3rd National Confederate flag on the left, and the Confederate Battle flag on the right.
On the face is the likeness of General Forrest while on the reverse the 3rd
National Confederate flag appears once again. Because originals are so
rare, each exquisite reproduction medal is marked with the date of the
mold’s manufacture (2008).
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offerings as necessary. In addition, where
applicable, all are inscribed on the reverse with the mold creation date; so as
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