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Students to Save Forrest Hall

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We, the undersigned students, alumni, faculty and staff of Middle Tennessee State University and concerned citizens, do formally petition the 69th Congress of the Student Government Association to repeal, or reverse by any means necessary, SGA Resolution 19-06-F, concerning the removal of \"Forrest Hall\" from the ROTC Building for the following reasons: President Andrew Johnson formally pardoned Nathan Bedford Forrest of questionable military tactics during the Civil War; Forrest\'s relationship with and involvement in the Ku Klux Klan is not clear: some reports suggest his involvement was critical, while still others note he was not involved at all; However, it is a historical fact that Nathan Bedford Forrest publicly denounced the violent actions by the Ku Klux Klan and called for its disbanding in 1869. We, the undersigned, do acknowledge the historical significance of Nathan Bedford Forrest in relation to both military history and the history of Murfreesboro. Not only was Brigadier General Forrest an brilliant military strategist, whose military tactics are still taught in U.S. Military Institutions today, and a fierce commander on the battlefield, but he also liberated the residents of Murfreesboro from Union control on July 13, 1862. However questionable the history and actions of Nathan Bedford Forrest, we believe that his advanced military strategies and significant contribution to the residents of Murfreesboro warrant the naming of the Middle Tennessee State University ROTC building in his honor.

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  • Terry L Logan
    Terry L Logan United States, Woodbury
    Aug 03, 2016
    Aug 03, 2016
    Great-Great-Grandson of Capt M. Logan, Commander of G Co, 3rd Tennessee Cavalry (Forrest).
  • David Michael Darnell
    David Michael Darnell United States, Urbandale
    Aug 02, 2016
    Aug 02, 2016
    His name was put on the building out of respect. Let us honor that decision.
  • Wayne Hailey
    Wayne Hailey United States, Lebanon
    Aug 02, 2016
    Aug 02, 2016
    It's history not hate! Pick up some history books and learn the truth!
  • James Adams
    James Adams United States, Nashville
    Aug 02, 2016
    Aug 02, 2016
    I feel that the circumstances and the decision to change the name of the ROTC Building on the MTSU campus is a travesty. Forrest should be better remember for his service to his cause and his service to help the widows and families left behind. he has been remembered and his military tactics have been taught at our UN Military Academy. we need to remember that history is a part of our heritage and to know where we are going we need to remember where we have been. General Forrest is a part of our history and heritage and his accomplishments out weigh the criticism of few.
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