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Posted on Nov 14, 2005 in Armchair Reading

November Issue – Russians and Gen. Forrest

By Mikel Thorstenson

Just a couple things I wanted to say. First off thank you for the arrival of the magazine I had ordered up. Got the email that the issue in question was put in the mail 20Oct and it arrived 24Oct so thank you very kindly.

On a material note good job on the Russian stuff. Glad to see some of the histories and even some of the battlefield situations that they had complete with "what do you do next?" I was much intrigued with the situation described where one Colonel (later General) Katukhov was faced with where and how to best delay the arrival of the Germans in his area in October of 1941. Keep up the good work there. Now that the curtain is down it’s a lot of fun to get a good look at what happened in their end of Europe 60 years ago.

One history note inspired by this month’s situation with Forrest at Brice’s Crossroads. This might sound like a foolish question but I was wondering if he ever walked with any kind of a limp after the war. I read of one battle he had fought with Minnesota troops someplace where he took a round in the foot before it was all over. So I’d always wondered ever since that time. I’d be grateful for any answers or leads you can give on that one.




Thanks for spending time contacting us.  We are always glad to hear when we put out information that is fresh and interesting to our readers.  If you’d like to learn more about the Russians in World War II, we have a hosted site here at Armchair General called, appropriately enough, The Russian Army in World War II.  This site is run by a chap named AMVAS (he can be found on our forums) who is from Moscow and is an excellent resource for everything Eastern Front.

Likewise, I invite you to post your message about Forrest on our forums as well, as I would wager an answer would appear in a few short hours!

Thanks again,

Brian King
Website Editor
Armchair General