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MG Nathan Bedford Forrest defeated BG Sturgis's Union forces at the Mississippi Battle of Brice's Cross Roads.
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Civil War Almanac - John S. Bowman
Call Number: 973.70202 Bowman
ISBN: 0831713240
Publication Date: 1985-04-01

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Encyclopedia of Battles in North America - L. Edward Purcell; Sarah J. Purcell
Call Number: 970 Purcell
ISBN: 0816033501
Publication Date: 2000-05-01
See entry for: Brice's Cross Roads (Guntown, Tishomingo Creek. Mississippi - June 10, 1864), American Civil War.

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Encyclopedia of the American Civil War - David S. Heidler (Editor); Jeanne T. Heidler (Editor); David J. Coles (Editor); Gary W. Gallagher (Editor); James M. McPherson; Mark E. Neeley (Editor)
Call Number: REF 973.7 E56 vol. 1
ISBN: 1576070662
Publication Date: 2000-12-13

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Encyclopedia of the American Civil War - David S. Heidler (Editor); Jeanne T. Heidler
Call Number: REF 973.7 E56
ISBN: 039304758x
Publication Date: 2002-09-17

 

Books: Nathan Bedford Forrest, the Cavalry, and Brice's Cross Roads

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The Battle of Brice's Crossroads - Stewart Bennett
Call Number: 973.736 Bennett 2012
ISBN: 1609495020
Publication Date: 2012-06-19
Blue Mountain College professor Stewart Bennett retells the day's saga through a wealth of first-person soldier accounts.

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Bedford Forrest and His Critter Company - Andrew N. Lytle;
Call Number: 923.573 Lytle
ISBN: 1879941090
Publication Date: 1931
Chapter XVIII: "Brice's Cross-Roads."

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Battle Cry of Freedom - James M. McPherson
Call Number: 973.73 M172
ISBN: 0195038630
Publication Date: 1988-02-25
see pages 748-749 for discussion of Sturgis's campaign to divert Forrest from the railroads in Tennessee.

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First with the Most Forrest - Robert S. Henry;
Call Number: 923.573 Henry
ISBN: 1568371853
Publication Date: 1944. First Edition.
Chapter XIX: Brice's Cross Roads: High-Water Mark of Victory - June 10, 1864 -- June 13, 1864

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Glory at a Gallop - William R. Brooksher; David K. Snider
Call Number: 973.713 B8738
ISBN: 1589800583
Publication Date: 2002-08-31
Ch. 13: "Until Forrest is Dead." -- Forrest's crushing defeat of Samuel D. Sturgis at Brice's Crossroads.

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That Devil Forrest: Life of General Nathan Bedrod Forrest. - John Allan Wyeth.
Call Number: 973.7 W979
ISBN: 0785807055
Publication Date: 1959
Ch. 15: Expedition under General S. D. Sturgis and the Battle at Brice's Crossroads.

"Originally published in 1899 under the title Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and out of print since 1924, this 1959 edition has been slightly edited and reset. The Author, John Wyeth, was born in Alabama and was a Confederate soldier, a private in the Cavalry until his capture two weeks after Chickamauga." (from the book jacket)

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The Longest Night - David J. Eicher; Lee Vande Visse (Illustrator); James M. McPherson (Foreword by)
Call Number: 973.7 E34
ISBN: 0684849445
Publication Date: 2001-09-04
A military history of the Civil War from Fort Sumpter to Lee's surrender at Appomottax covers the Western theater, war strategies, major and obscure battles at land and sea, and the role of railroads and African Americans. Pages 701-702 discuss the ineffective efforts of Sturgis to destroy Forrest's cavalry. MG Forrest prevailed.

 
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