By Thurman Sensing
This extraordinary tale of bloody guerilla struggle alongside the Kentucky-Tennessee border offers a story and a protagonist distinct within the annals of the Civil War.When the Civil struggle started in 1861, the lads of the Cumberland Mountain districts selected facets and pursued a personal battle with one another. the main notorious in their quantity used to be Champ Ferguson. during this vintage learn, Thurman Sensing offers the single on hand book-length account of Ferguson's brutal deeds, his seize, his trial, his execution on the finish of the battle, and the mythical ruse in which he allegedly escaped putting. lengthy considered as a collector's merchandise by way of Civil battle buffs, the reappearance of this e-book in a paperback variation may be welcomed by means of many.
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C. " At the bottom of the page are two or three paragraphs reading as follows: CHAMP FERGUSON This noted guerilla, the Mosby of the West, is now on trial in Nashville, Tennessee, for the many horrible atrocities perpetrated by him during the War. It was this man who boasted that he had, with his own hands, put to death 100 Union Prisoners. Champ Ferguson appears to be about forty years of age or upwards. He stands erect, is fully six feet high, and weighs about two hundred pounds. He is built solid and is evidently a man of great muscular strength.
It was some forty miles and I started them in the evening, and I told them to go all the way that night and get near the house and watch for him to come in to breakfast. They reported, when they came back, that they got lost in the night and didn't get there until some twelve o'clock the day after they started. They told me they found him in the stable, and his arms in the house. Two of the boys went to the house and got his arms. "I had given them orders not to kill him unless he began at them.
Transported to and from prison to the courtroom by his guards each day, they were at one time on the way surrounded by a howling rabble, crying, "Lynch him. " The lion was tied and the jackals could howl! But the trial dragged on to its bitter end and the acts related by the witnesses affected the lives of many personspersons whose descendants still live throughout the length and breadth of the Cumberlands. So far as I am aware, I first came upon the name "Champ Ferguson" while reading Morgan's Cavalry, by General Basil W.