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Forrest Cavalry Corps Confederate Civil War Medal

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Seller: civilwarrecreations (5,766) 99.8% Top-Rated Plus, Location: Chester Heights, PA, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 300744790603 Nathan Bedford Forrest Cavalry Corps Confederate States of America Medal “I rode with Forrest!” These 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 Rebellion. Known 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. Along 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." Since 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! This 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). Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Be sure to check out our other Civil War Medals, Deluxe General Officer & Colonel Shoulder Boards/Straps & Dress Gauntlets, GAR Medal Replacement Ribbons, 1860 $20 Double Eagle Replica Gold Coin, General Officer Sword Belt - Belt Buckles - Sword Knot & Swivel Snaps, Ball/Opera Leather Dress Gloves, Civil War Officer Shoulder Straps, Embroidered Officer's Epaulets, and much more. Just click on SEE OTHER ITEMS in the SELLER BOX at the upper right corner!Please email me with any questions. Obtain an authentic recreation of a Union or Confederate Civil War Army Officer’s Commission, in any name you choose, through the American Civil War Charitable Trust, an eBay Giving Works approved charitable organization. All contributions, less S&H, are 100% Federal Income tax deductible and each carries a 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied! For detailed information search: Civil War Army Officer’s Commission Condition: New

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