If there is a Confederate symbol even more controversial in Tennessee than the battle flag, it's Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Many idealize the Confederate general as a brilliant tactician and clever underdog who tricked Union troops — more than once — into defeat.
Others see nothing to redeem the slave trader-turned-rebel commander. Forrest led the Confederate forces at Fort Pillow, where some 300 surrendering Union soldiers were killed, most of whom were black. He was also an early member of the Ku Klux Klan, and may have been the first Grand Wizard.