Can’t help but note that this was the type of weapon he used to kill several of his subordinates. The Forrest was a complex character. Arguably, he killed more opponents & subordinates than any other general in the war with his own hand.
Plus 1 on the above opinion of Rafael Eledge of Shiloh Relics. I've spoken to him over the phone and also at relic shows and he treats people as if they were life long friends. He has achieved no small amount of fame on the Antiques Roadshow over the years, but this seems to have had no affect on the way he treats people. The videos that he does on his website are excellent and very informative. As my Dad used to say: "he is a fine fellow."