Forrest & KKK Involvement
Compatriot Manning,
Remember that General Forrest, if he was the KKK Grand Wizard, would have taken an oath of secrecy not to divulge his KKK membership. This oath would have caused him by necessity to deny involvement to U.S. authorities.
Regardless anyone with common sense and an understanding of carpet bagger atrocities during the early reconstruction era through the Union League or Loyal League (Uncle Sam’s Terrorist Organization) would support the original KKK. Unfortunately many in today’s American public have neither common sense or true historical knowledge. The carpet baggers were like war lords with thousands of former slaves enrolled. They were having blacks burn barns, houses, shoot livestock, poison wells, rape women, and commit murder.
It is my opinion that we should expose these atrocities and defend the original KKK and if Forrest was a member or Grand Wizard all the better.
James W. King
Sons of Confederate Veterans  Camp 141
Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson
Albany Georgia