Unreformed secessionists abounded in many parts of the South, among them former Confederate Lieutenant General Nathan B. Forrest. This wartime 'cavalier'—and later Grand Wizard of the KKK—first ran afoul of federal authorities during September 1865, when the U. S. Circuit Court of Western Tennessee issued a Writ of Habeas Corpus charging Forrest with "treason" for his anti-government activities.

Citation: Records of the U. S. Circuit Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Memphis).