Remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest moved from Memphis park to undisclosed location

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Friday, the remains of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife were relocated from Health Sciences Park in Downtown Memphis.

The remains were moved to an undisclosed location in West Tennessee, according to Shelby County Commissioner Van Turner.

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They will be transferred to another location close to his birth home in Middle Tennessee.

The remains were discovered Monday around 9 a.m.

Last week, crews began removing Forrest’s remains, along with a pedestal and monument, from Health Sciences Park.

Volunteers with Sons of Confederate Veterans are overseeing the project.

Lee Millar, a representative with the organization, said the family of the former Confederate general is “very pleased that the process moved smoothly.”

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Local leaders are discussing the process of removing the remains and the future of the park.

“What we want now is for this park to be a park, and for your to enjoy the park,” said Commissioner Van Turner. “We want to move forward.”