Nathan Bedford Forrest pretty much hit for the cycle in terms of appalling life activities. Before the war, he made millions as a slave trader. During the war, he became infamous as the man who allowed unarmed African American soldiers to be slaughtered by his men at Fort Pillow. Then after the war he had the dubious distinction of being the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. So, if anybody would consciously choose to lead the despoiling of a territory for personal profit, he’d probably be the guy and, given that he also happened to be one of the most original tactical thinkers of the Civil War, he’d probably do it pretty thoroughly, too.
For Peter’s part, he DID enjoy a good mock dwarf wedding, but as far as I know never went so far as to have men marry livestock.
– Count Dolby von Luckner