Editor’s Note — Nathan Bedford Forrest was the first grand wizard of the Klu Klux Klan. It appears that the head was taken for the brass.
Selma City Police and the city’s cemetery department are trying to figure out just what happened to the large, bronze bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest — a bust that up until recently, sat atop a monument in Old Live Oak Cemetery.
“We were working in the cemetery today, putting down gravel and one of my guys looked over and then asked me what happened to the bust,” cemetery superintendent Michael Pettaway said Monday.
“I’ll be honest, I don’t make a habit of looking over there every day. The last time anyone can remember seeing on top of the monument was Friday.”