Major Charles W. Anderson, N.B. Forrest’s inspector general, his adjutant and friend

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I hav finally figured out how to post the image instead of the file. (I am a newbie here).

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Here is another one from the Edmondson archive. A May 6, 1863 order to Forrest. The second image is the reverse, forwarding to Col. Edmondson and signed by another Forrest AAG, Maj. John P. Strange. The content of the order is mundane. The date is significant.

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Great finds !

Thanks for posting.
 

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Anderson's account of what happened at the bluffs at Ft Pillow are usually missing from the many discussions about that matter. He and Tyree Bell were present and might have done more, or might not. The upshot is Anderson blamed the arrival of the gunboat and lousy Union command.
Anderson did write one account of Fort Pillow for the Confederate Veteran magazine published in 1895.

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His article covers 4 pages and a third of a column of the fifth page. It contains the map that most other resources use in some form or another---including my website.

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