Jeffrey Forrest
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1864)
Date of Birth: 1837
Date of Death: 1864
Cause of Death: Bullet wound to the neck
Occupation: Soldier
Relatives: Nathan Bedford Forrest (brother)
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Fort Pillow
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Jeffrey Forrest (1837-1864) was the younger brother of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Like his brother, Jeffrey became an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, evetually rising to the rank of colonel. Jeffrey Forrest was killed at the Battle of Okolona in February, 1864.

The loss of his brother still weighed heavily on Nathan Bedford Forrest when the Battle of Fort Pillow took place. After the battle was over, Nathan Bedford Forrest learned that Union Major William Bradford had lost his brother, Theodorick, during the fighting. In act of sympathy, Forrest allowed William Bradford to bury his brother. Bradford used this as an opportunity to escape.[1]


  1. Fort Pillow, pgs. 203-205.

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