Not only did Nathan Bedford Forrest NOT found the Ku Klux Klan, there is no hard evidence that he was even a member.
Was the commander of the Confederate prisoner-of-war facility at Camp Sumter (commonly referred to as "Andersonville") really a monster who deserved to be executed for war crimes? Hardly.
A Confederate officer whose promised parole came at the end of a rope.
? "History is bunk." - Henry Ford Was Ford wrong? When you consider the "conventional wisdom", propaganda, outright lies, and plain old stupidity which is passed off as "history" these days, maybe he wasn't. You won't find any of that nonsense here. We deal in documented fact. You may be surprised. You may even be... offended. Just remember that you're always entitled to your own opinion. But not your own facts.
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