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Trivia Question 12-7-18 Who Am I?

Discussion in 'War Between the States Trivia Game' started by Trivia Master, Dec 7, 2017.

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  1. Trivia Master

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    I was born in 1838 in Tippah County, Mississippi. I was the youngest of 12 children. All my sisters and some of my brothers died young. My father died before I was born. I share the same last name of a famous Civil War General. I was killed in action on February 22, 1864. At the time of my death I had reached the rank of Colonel. Who Am I?

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    Jeffrey Forrest
     
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    The younger brother of Nathan Bedford Forrest, Jeffrey Edward Forrest.
     
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    Colonel Jeffery Edward Forrest
     
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    Lt. Col. Jeffrey E. Forrest
     
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    Nathan Bedford Forrest's younger brother Jeffrey was killed in action near Okolona, Mississippi.
     
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    Colonel Jeffrey Edward Forrest
     
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    I am Jeffrey Forrest, brother of Nathan Bedford. Please note spelling.

    According to a friend with a similar spelling, if it is spelled JeffERy - you can call them Jeff. If its spelled JeffREy, and you call them Jeff, they might kill you. - I just think he was having a bad day personally. :biggrin:

    Looks like genealogists cant agree whether he was born in 1838 or 1837

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    The ability to read is quite useful when trying to answer said question. First I read "... I share the same first and last name ..." which made me to look e.g. after one of the million Smiths, and then I somehow got the date as July 22 which made me look for the Battle of Atlanta.

    But after getting it correctly I´d say that was Jeffrey E. Forrest.
     
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    credit for question
     
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    You are Jeffry Edward Forrest. Source
     
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    Col Jeffrey Edward Forrest
     
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    Jeffrey Forrest.
     
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    Colonel Jeffrey Edward Forrest.
     
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    Colonel Jeffrey Edward Forrest
    Civil War Confederate Officer. Tippah County, Mississippi native Jeffery Edward Forrest was a younger and purportedly favorite brother of Nathan Bedford Forrest
     
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    I think you might be Colonel Jeffrey Edward Forrest, although all my sources point to a 1837 birth year (according to Jack Hurst’s book NBF’s father died in 1837) but the date of death is February 22, 1864 during the Battle of Okolona, (although his tombstone looks like it gives the dates of 1837-1863) but all the other criteria fit.
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7455399
     
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    Colonel Jeffrey Forrest, brother of Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.
     
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    Colonel Jeffrey Edward Forrest
     

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