More trivia: Georgie Patton used to sit on Mosby's lap and listen to his stories of the CW. The tales must have influenced George.
My great uncle, Forrest Long, fought with his friend, Harry Truman in WWI and also, just prior, chased Pancho Villa into Mexico during the Punitive Expedition. He was named after Nathan Bedford. NBF was a large hero in the South after the War. In The Birth of the Nation the KKK were the heros! Forrest was an early leader of the KKK which was considered a veterans organization.
In regard to March 18, 2012 query of colt
Write to Colt about the Seriel number-see when it was made....if it was made after The Kids death....it wasn't his
Colt will charge you. Used to be $35 but it's probably gone up, since the last time I got a Colt letter was over 40 yrs ago. Send $5--or $6 if you like the book--to Dixie Gun Works, Gunpowder Lane, Union City, Tennessee. The last 150 pages or so are one of the best references you can have on your shelf. Among other things, there's a complete list of Colt SAA serial #s by year from 1873 to 1940, together with a list of the various calibers the SAA was chambered forr & the # of revolvers made in that chambering. And this just scratches the surface of what's in the back of the Dixie book.
Forrest was known as 'The Wizard of the Saddle.' He was the 1st Grand Wizard of the Klan. It wasn't a 'veteran's org.' as such, but you had to have been a Confederate Officer to get in, & 2 members had to vouch for you. The original Klan dissolved itself at midnight, 31 October, 1869. The orgs that have taken the name since bear no relation to the original.
I went to school with a guy named Jeb Long. His dad was Stuart Long. Guess who they were named after.