Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nathan Bedford Forrest's Birth

Since earlier this week I showed Nathan Bedford Forrest's final resting place it only makes sense to show where he was born. He was born July 13, 1821 in a simple cabin along this road in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. Chapel Hill is near Spring Hill and is a very small town. Its pretty easy to get to. From I-65 take the exit for Henry Horton State Park (highway 99), the road will end at state highway 31, take that north a short distance and you'll be there. The monument is along the highway, you cannot miss it.

There is not much to see here either. Just the obelisk and a marker with some information about Forrest, and part of his farewell address to the troops in 1865.

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