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Maj William Hezekiah Forrest
Birth: 1831
Bedford County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 20, 1875
Hickman County
Tennessee, USA

William had a home in Memphis. He joined the Confederate Army on Jun 14, 1861 as a private along with brothers Nathan and Jeffrey. All were to receive considerably more rank as the war progressed.

July 10, 1862

Col. Nathan Bedford Forrest's brigade passed here enroute to its junction with additional units, to be followed by a further advance on the Federal garrison and stores at Murfreesboro. Leaving Chattanooga on July 9, the brigade here consisted of the 8th Texas Cavalry (Wharton), 2nd Georgia Cavalry (Lawton), and Woodward's Kentucky Cavalry Battalion, with a headquarters unit of 20 men, commanded by Captain William H. Forrest. Further accessions to strength were to join at McMinnville.

William served as a cavalry officer and led the charge against Col. Abel D. Streight’s column at the Battle of Sand Mountain in Days Gap, Alabama where he was wounded April 30, 1863. William skirmished for two miles before he received a ball through his thigh, breaking the bone. Several of his men were lost in this battle. Col. Streight’s men rode mules from their departure from steamships at Eastport, Mississippi. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest captured Streight’s entire command on May 3, 1864 at Cedar Bluff, Alabama near the Georgia state line.

It was said that the only man that N.B. Forrest was scared of was his brother William Hezikiah Forrest.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Forrest (1801 - 1837)
  Miriam Beck Luxton (1802 - 1867)
 
 Siblings:
  Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821 - 1877)*
  Mary Forrest (1826 - 1841)*
  John Nathan Forrest (1829 - 1867)*
  Mildred Forrest (1831 - 1841)*
  William Hezekiah Forrest (1831 - 1875)
  Jesse Anderson Forrest (1833 - 1889)*
  Aaron H. Forrest (1833 - 1864)*
  Isaac Forrest (1835 - 1841)*
  Jeffrey Edward Forrest (1837 - 1864)*
  James Madison Luxton (1844 - 1924)**
  Dickey Luxton (1848 - 1871)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
Co C 3 Regt Tenn Cav Confederate States Army
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: Dwayne Sessom
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Mar 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8578621
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