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Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...


Nathan Bedford Forrest Quick Facts

Name Meaning Nathan is of Hebrew origin meaning “God has given”. Vital Stats Birthday: July 13th, 1821 Birth Name: Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthplace: Chapel Hill, Tennessee Date of Death: October 29th, 1877 Cause: Complications...