Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis Statues Removed
“By 10:30 p.m., cranes had maneuvered into Memphis Park and around a statue of Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy during the Civil War. About 15 minutes later, a crane hoisted the statue onto a truck as a crowd cheered and struck up songs, including Hit the road Jack.” …read more
The statues where removed to an undisclosed location. What will become of General Forrest and his wife? They are buried underneath the pedestal at the former Nathan Bedford Forrest Park, now the Health Sciences Park (Madison Ave & S Dunlap Street).
Jefferson Davis Park is now named Memphis Park (North Front Street).
Exclusive Virtual Reality Tour of General Forrest’s Statue prior to the removal, and the pedestal a few days latter.