Thanks for sharing that story, Linda. That's amazing. And yes, it's something to be proud of.
Nathan Bedford Forrest is my favorite general. I have a large poster-sized picture of him on my wall. I can't find anything like that of Jeffrey but I printed out a picture I found of him online and will put it in a frame and hang it next to "big brother". I can't find any pictures at all of the other brothers, or I'd do the same with them.
In that pic, Jeffrey *looks* like the sweet, innocent, baby brother. But I know looks can be deceiving, so I was wondering if anybody knew what his personality was truly like. Nathan, of course, was the stern, protective big brother, and I know how much he grieved over Jeffrey's untimely death from accounts of Okolona. I did read somewhere that Jeffrey was just as wreckless in battle as Nathan.
Nathan was also a big man, and I was wondering if the other brothers were the same. I'm guessing they were.