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Nathan Bedford Forrest Park

Memphis, TN 38124, USA

Forrest Park, in downtown Memphis, is the site where Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is buried. The park features a large, bronze equestrian statue of the general, erected in 1905, as well as the granite monument that serves as the grave marker for the general and his wife, Mary Montgomery Forrest. After the Civil War General Sherman said of Forrest, "He was the most remarkable man our Civil War produced on either side." General Lee, when asked to identify the greatest soldier under his command, said, "a man I have never seen, sir Forrest." The monument is located 2 blocks from the scene of Forrest's death in 1877.


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From I-240 north take the Union Avenue westbound exit. Forrest Park is on the north side of Union between Dunlap and Manassas Streets. From I-240 south and I-40, take the Madison Street westbound exit. Forrest Park is on the south side of Madison between Dunlap and Manassas Streets.

Visitor Services

Handicapped access; trails.

Regular Events

Sunday closest to July 13, Forrest's birthday celebration.

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Daily: twenty-four hours.

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