My great-grandfather, and his brother, rode with Forrest’s raiders. They were captured by Yankees on the second day of their war effort, and taken to a prison camp in Pulaski. After a couple of days, they decided they had enough and walked out, going back home to the farm.
To offer a mild defense of Forrest – despite his famous bigotry – the KKK he founded was not nearly as vicious as the organization of the same name that evolved around the turn of the century. Another great-grandfather of mine was murdered by those rogues, kidnapped and shot. White folks were not immune.