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Tennessee state law declares July 13 Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

July 13 is Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – July 13is Nathan Bedford Forrest Day in Tennessee.

Forrest was renowned for his tactics during theCivil War, but he was a slave trader before the conflict and later an earlyleader of the Ku Klux Klan.

A bust of Forrest is on display on the secondfloor of the state capitol.

Since 1931, every governor in Tennessee hasbeen required by law to sign a proclamation honoring the controversial Confederategeneral.