Nathan Bedford Forrest http://wknofm.org en Allen James Walker http://wknofm.org/post/allen-james-walker <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">s a soldier in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">7th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;US Colored Heavy Artillery, Allen James Walker was stationed at Corinth, Mississippi and Ft. Pickering, here in Memphis.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:53:21 +0000 Steve Pike 29353 at http://wknofm.org Allen James Walker Forrest's Raid On Memphis http://wknofm.org/post/forrests-raid-memphis <p>Ever since the Battle of Memphis in June of 1862, the town had been in Union hands. This was especially galling to Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, since Memphis was his home town.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:13:29 +0000 Steve Pike 36604 at http://wknofm.org Forrest's Raid On Memphis General Washburn's Escape Alley http://wknofm.org/post/general-washburns-escape-alley <p>Hidden beneath the tall buildings and major venues of Downtown Memphis lies General Washburn’s Escape Alley, which is home to a significant piece of Memphis history.</p><p>Union Major General C.C. Washburn was in Memphis during the Union army’s occupation of the city during the Civil War. The alley, which runs from Front Street to Autozone Park, backed-up to the General’s home.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:49:25 +0000 Steve Pike 36096 at http://wknofm.org General Washburn's Escape Alley Captain Kit Dalton And The James Gang http://wknofm.org/post/captain-kit-dalton-and-james-gang <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Frank and Jesse James hold a prominent place in the history of outlaws. One member of the James gang has a Memphis connection. Captain Kit Dalton, born in Logan County, Kentucky in 1848, ran away from home during the Civil War and joined Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry.</span></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Steve Pike 28926 at http://wknofm.org Captain Kit Dalton And The James Gang Nathan Bedford Forrest http://wknofm.org/post/nathan-bedford-forrest <p>Nathan Bedford Forrest is best known for his role as a brilliant military strategist for the Confederacy during the Civil War and as one of the founders of the Ku Klux Klan. But there&#39;s more to Forrest&#39;s story than that.</p><p> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 18:42:59 +0000 Steve Pike 10933 at http://wknofm.org Nathan Bedford Forrest