On the back there is a laurel wreath with CSA
encircled. It is inscribed:
"Forrest capacity for war seemed only to be limited by the opportunities
for its display," quoted General Beauregard.
And the other one reads:
cavalry will travel a hundred miles in less time than ours will in ten.”
General W. T. Sherman.
On the back are
crossed sabres and the date "1861". It reads:
“On Sunday, May 3,1863,
General Nathan B. Forrest by, his indomitable will, after a running
of three days and
nights, with 410 men, captured Col. A. D. Streight’s Raiders, numbering
1600, thereby saving Rome from destruction."
On the left side of the
soldier it reads "CSA" with the date "1865" at the top.
" He possessed
that rare tact, unlearnable from books, which enabled him, not only
effectively to control, his men, but to attach them to him, personally,
“with hooks of Steel.” Wolseley