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What started the conflict in A Battle from the Start?

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A Battle from the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest is a biography of the controversial Civil War leader. Almost all of Forrest's life was—in a sense—a conflict.

Born into a poor blacksmith's family in 1821, he had to overcome the early death of his father and his lack of formal education. He succeeded in supporting his family. Then Forrest became an extremely rich cotton planter and slave trader.

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