12 3/4 x 10 1/2, full color print, titled "The Ghost Column." This beautiful illustration shows Confederate Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest on horseback leading his column through the woods during a snow storm. Executed from the original painting by Mort Kunstler. Printed on quality stock, with vivid colors, this calendar print is very suitable for framing or display.
When the war began Nathan Bedford Forrest, born to an impoverished Tennessee family, had risen to become a wealthy businessman. Raising his own battalion of mounted infantry, the colonel found himself trapped at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. Refusing to surrender with the remainder of the garrison, on February 16, 1862, Forrest and his troops escaped during a blinding winter storm, and forded an ice swollen river to safety. Forrest would soon receive a promotion to brigadier general for his daring, and continue to achieve notoriety at Shiloh and elsewhere. Source: Images of the Civil War