GIVE ’EM HELL BOYS!
THE COMPLETE MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE OF NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST
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Nathan Bedford Forrest is best known for his role as a Confederate officer in the American War for Southern Independence. While most Forrest biographies discuss his military career in great detail, what they do
not provide is the General's own perspective of the conflict. In this one-of-a-kind book, Give ’Em Hell Boys! The Complete Military Correspondence of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Forrest scholar, Forrest relation,
Southern historian, and award-winning author Colonel Lochlainn Seabrook handily remedies this situation.
Neatly divided into five sections for each year of Lincoln’s War, as the subtitle indicates, the book encompasses all of the General’s military correspondence, from 1861 to 1865. In the 300 fascinating footnoted
entries included, we find Forrest’s reports, dispatches, orders, returns, letters, notes, communiques, and telegrams, as he himself wrote or dictated them, usually from the battlefield. His missives were sent out to
a wide assortment of Civil War figures, from the president of the Confederacy (Jefferson Davis) and fellow Confederate officers to various Union authorities, most of the communications with the latter which
ended with unsurprising results: immediate surrender of the enemy!
Through Forrest’s own words we are able to track not only the progress of the War, but his rise from private to lieutenant general (one rank shy of full general) - the only man on either side to achieve such a feat.
Included along with a bibliography and an index are such extras as a historical time line of the highlights of Forrest’s life, a list of all his engagements, and a section on his recognition by the Confederate
Like Col. Seabrook’s eleven other works on Forrest, Give ’Em Hell Boys! (named after one of his most famous war cries) will help destroy the many anti-South myths surrounding this extraordinary soldier who
many have justly called the “God of War,” giving him back his rightful place as a lauded American patriot and Southern icon. Learn about both Forrest the man and Forrest the Rebel officer from the great
Confederate chieftain himself, in this captivating read that is already becoming a standard in Civil War literature. Available in paperback and hardcover. (All text copyright © Sea Raven Press)
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AUTHOR: Lochlainn Seabrook
CONTENT: adult nonfiction
SUBJECTS: American Civil War, military history, military leaders, Southern history
ILLUSTRATED: yes (b/w)
SIZE: 5.5” x 8.5”
LENGTH: 312 pages
COVER: paperback/perfect bound/gloss finish; hardcover/case laminate/matte finish
PUBLISHER: Sea Raven Press
ISBN: 978-0-9838185-6-4 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-943737-20-8 (hardcover)
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“Great book. As always, super well done by Colonel Seabrook. Researched
extremely well. If you want the truth without holes. Details with timelines.
No dates left out. Get this book.” - JOHN BULL BADER
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