Roderick

larry_cockerham

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One of our local SCV camps has just been named the Roderick camp in honor of one of Gen. N.B. Forrest's mounts. The more or less interesting aspect of this is that the camp in Franklin, TN does most of it's activities on motorcycles. Kind of Cornfed hell's angels. Too much gray hair and hemorrhoids for this hiker to consider.
 

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"During the course of the war, several horses were shot out from under Forrest. One of them, Roderick, gained fame during the skirmish at Thompson’s Station, Tennessee, on March 5, 1863.

After the horse suffered three wounds, Forrest dismounted and ordered him taken to the rear for treatment. According to a legend that grew up around the event, Roderick broke free and leaped three fences to return to Forrest’s side, where a fourth wound killed the gallant horse."

http://www.historynet.com/nathan-bedford-forrest#sthash.gwjBYiVx.dpuf
 
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