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Topic - Joseph O. Shelby
Who was the greatest cavalry general of the Civil War? Was it the dashing "Jeb" Stuart of Lee's army, or the hyperaggressive Nathan Bedford Forrest? Perhaps neither of the above. A Union cavalryman, Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, remarked late in life that "[Jo] Shelby was the best cavalry general of the South. Under other conditions, he would have been one of the best in the world."
On more than one occasion, he was quoted as saying, "We of the South are glad that slavery is dead for all time."