"Forrest was our most gallant opponent, whom we have fought with varying fortunes for the last three years, through Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. He is a born leader of cavalrymen, the only-man left in the Confederacy who need be feared as a guerilla chief. Marmaduke, "Red" Jackson and the smaller fry, could be stamped out inside of a month by State troops if they turned to bushwhacking. General Sherman's fears are needless, since Forrest has made honorable surrender. There will be no more fighting."
Brevet Major General Emory Upton
[Armor, Vol. 18]