John Presley Strange (May 26, 1823 - May 17, 1875) was a Tennessee merchant who joined Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He joined as a private but ended the war as adjutant-general to Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.
John Presley Strange in The Guns of the South
J.P. Strange (1823-1868) was General Forrest's adjutant. During the battle with the outlawed America Will Break society in Rivington, Strange was called upon to escort Andries Rhoodie to a truce with Forrest. After this failed to provide a peaceful alternative, Strange led an assault on AWB's last bastion in the town, and was killed when he stepped on a land torpedo.
- The Guns of the South, p. 517-522