Collection Number: 05507

Collection Title: Claude McVeigh Chastain Manuscript, 1936

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Abstract The collection is a 1936 typed manuscript titled "A Soldier in the Saddle: Portraying the Life and Character of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest" by Claude McVeigh Chastain, a white salesman, department store manager, and self-taught historian residing in Charlotte, N.C. This biography is focused on the Confederate officer's experience during the American Civil War and does not touch on Forrest's Ku Klux Klan leadership during Reconstruction.
Creator Chastain, Claude McVeigh.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Claude McVeigh Chastain Manuscript #5507, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ian Brabner Bookseller in November 2011 (Acc. 101524).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Claude McVeigh Chastain was a salesman, department store manager, and self-taught historian residing in Charlotte, N.C., in 1936.

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The collection is a 1936 typed manuscript titled "A Soldier in the Saddle: Portraying the Life and Character of Lieutenant-General Nathan Bedford Forrest" by Claude McVeigh Chastain. This biography is focused on the Confederate officer's experience during the American Civil War and does not touch on Forrest's Ku Klux Klan leadership during Reconstruction.

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Processed: May 2019

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