How well did General Forrest perform at Chickamauga?

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Some people do not feel General Forrest was at his best at the Battle of Chickamauga. So was his performance at Chickamauga great, good, or not so good?
 

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Read "Failure in the Saddle" by David Powell for a great assessment of Forrest's performance and Wheeler's too. Neither comes off very well.
I should read this. Off and on I have read books where I question the objectivity of the author. Some authors just seem to have it in for certain Generals. Perhaps the author is just looking for a way to sell books. General Bragg is one of these. So some authors are going to dump all the short comings of the Battle of Chickamumga on Bragg. Contrast this to Lee at Gettysburg, where all the short comings were Longstreet's fault. If Lee had been in charge at Chickamumga, I have a feeling many authors would roast both Forrest and Wheeler.
 



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