Closer look at historical sources sheds doubt on whether infamous Chattanooga confrontation ever occurred
One will never know for sure.
I do not believe the confrontation happened.One will never know for sure.
Well said !Little did anyone know there would be a way to dissect the facts 150 years later. And it still doesn't occur to people their words can be looked at under a microscope...so thanks for the article. We keep using that microscope and we'll eventually sort as much legend from fact as possible!
You're still at it aren't you. Just for the record I do believe the confrontation happened.I do not believe the confrontation happened.
If evidence (other than "He said" that "He said") was out there, it would have come to light by now. The myth of the confrontation is something some just refuse to give up, because it makes Forrest look bigger, than he really was.
I think that many members here who like myself are of the pro-Confederate "persuasion" historically speaking, therefore traditionally hate Braxton Bragg and conversely worship NBF and want desperately for Cowan's account to be true - but Alas! I tend to also be skeptical. When it was repeated as a "quote" by Forrest in a less-than-scholarly book I recently reviewed here https://civilwartalk.com/threads/commanding-the-storm-civil-war-battles-in-the-words-of-the-generals-who-fought-them-by-john-richard-stephens.160636/ I cited its inclusion as an example of the work's general unreliability.WHAT are you accusing me of? You have a problem towards me I don't know about?
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