“THE FIGHTING FORRESTS, Brothers of Bedford Forrest”

Post date: Jul 12, 2017 1:59:00 PM



In recognition of General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s 196th birthday, the Tilghman-Beauregard Camp #1460, Sons of Confederate Veterans, is pleased to announce the 23rd annual Lon Carter Barton-Jack Vincent Lecture dealing with military exploits of General Forrest siblings during the War Between the States.

This year’s lecture titled, “THE FIGHTING FORRESTS, Brothers of Bedford Forrest” will be presented by Lee Millar, current President of the General Nathan Bedford Forrest Historical Society; Tennessee Historical Commission, Wars Advisory Council Board Member; and Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Board of Directors.

The lecture will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27th, at the Graves County Library on North 17th Street in Mayfield. Admission is free to the public and all are welcome and encouraged to attend this program of historical significance to our local community.

Many Graves (and other Purchase) County families have ancestors who served with General Forrest.

For more information on this event, please contact Commander Richard Wright at 270-705-6479 or Lieutenant Commander Scott Parker at 731-336-9893.


Lee Millar, Historical Biography

    • Former Captain in the U.S. Army during Vietnam

    • BA in American History, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA

    • Master’s degree, University of Arkansas

    • 2nd Graduate degree, University of Memphis

    • Shelby County Historical Commission, since 1997, past Chairman (9 years)

    • Tennessee Historical Commission, Wars Advisory Council Board Member

    • Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, Board of Directors

    • West Tennessee Historical Society, Past Vice President

    • Germantown 150th Anniversary Sesquicentennial Commission, Board of Directors

    • Friends of Shiloh National Military Park, Board of Directors

    • General Forrest Historical Society, President

    • Battle of Collierville Association, President

    • Battle of Shiloh Association, President

    • University of Memphis, Phi Alpha Theta Honors Historical Society

    • Sons of Confederate Veterans, Past Commander, N. B. Forrest Camp 215, Memphis

    • Society of Civil War Historians Stuart-Mosby Historical Society

    • Historical Consultant for 15 historical movies, documentaries, TV shows

    • Published author, articles or interviews in 41 major magazines & newspapers

    • Guest lecturer: Memphis & Shelby County Schools; Rhodes College (Memphis), University of Memphis; Schoolcraft College (Michigan); University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Harding University

    • Descendant of the “Gray Ghost”, Col. John S. Mosby, of Mosby’s Rangers

    • Twelve other Confederate ancestors, one Union.

    • Long-time Civil War Reenactor, Captain of 51st Tennessee Infantry

    • Leader of the renowned “52nd Regimental String Band”