13 July 2016

Forrest’s Birthday

13 July 1821  

On this date in 1821 - Confederate Lt. General Nathan Bedford Forrest was born at Chapel Hill, Tennessee.

Other Years:
  • 1780 - Georgia troops attacked and defeated a Tory encampment at Gowen's Old Fort, South Carolina.
  • 1868 - Oscar J Dunn, a former slave, was installed as Louisiana reconstruction Lt. Governor.
  • 1978 - Walter Poenisch completed his 129 mile swim to become the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida.

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