- Apr 23, 2016
Thanks! The essay by Anderson in the Weirding book seems to be speculation but I haven't yet read it through. The newspaper I can't access - I'd sure appreciate it if you could - but the date is after the time Forrest was no longer involved in the klan. If this is so - and I need to actually read the articles - that it was after 1868, then Forrest would certainly have never presided over a tournament such as described. He was out of the klan by then and had ordered it disbanded.
I lack the technical skill to post the newspaper here, but you can google Chronicling America and find it. By the way, help me understand why you think Forrest was out of the Klan by 1868.