The politician Nathan Bedford died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Confederate general during the American Civil War who was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow, where some claim he allowed his command to massacre hundreds of black prisoners of war. His work in the Civil War earned him the nickname the Wizard of the Saddle.
His parents were William Forrest and Miriam Beck.
I am not an enemy of the Negro. We want him here among us; he is the only laboring class we have.
Never stand and take a charge… charge them too.
No damn man kills me and lives.
Get there first with the most.
I’ve got no respect for any young man who won’t join the colors.