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The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], Yankee Brutality (search)
The Daily Dispatch: March 30, 1864., [Electronic resource], Death of
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Death of Gen. Pornest's brother. --A correspondent, writing to the Atlanta Appeal, says: Near Prairie Mound, between Okolona and Pontotoc, while gallantly leading a charge, Col. Jeffrey S. Forrest was struck by a minie ball. He fell from his horse, and soon his troubled spirit passed to that unseen land where the sound of battle never comes and the tread of armies is never heard. He fell upon the field his own valor had already half won. The earthquake shout of victory was in his
was turned proudly upon his triumphant brigade as he breathed out his heart-stricken soul.
In his fall a gallant young spirit sunk to rest, and the blazing star that shot athwart the firmament left the heavens forever.
This sad event filled Gen. Forrest with the profoundest grief.
Forgetting the loud thunder shock of battle, and all save his dead brother, he knelt down, and fondly kissing his smiling lips, and pressing his manly brow, sadly exclaimed, "noble brother!" while the tears fell th