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By Thurman Sensing

This extraordinary tale of bloody guerilla conflict alongside the Kentucky-Tennessee border offers a story and a protagonist certain within the annals of the Civil War.When the Civil conflict begun in 1861, the lads of the Cumberland Mountain districts selected aspects and pursued a personal warfare with one another. the main notorious in their quantity used to be Champ Ferguson. during this vintage examine, Thurman Sensing presents the single to be had book-length account of Ferguson's brutal deeds, his seize, his trial, his execution on the finish of the conflict, and the mythical ruse in which he allegedly escaped placing. lengthy considered as a collector's merchandise by means of Civil battle buffs, the reappearance of this ebook in a paperback version could be welcomed by way of many.

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Champ was well known along the Kentucky-Tennessee border by the opening of the War. He was forty years of age, in the prime of life, and was adept in the use of the gun and the knife and in horsemanship, and could take care of himself in a rough and tumble engagement. It was a common practice in that day and time for young men to engage in feats of skill and strength, and we can be sure that Champ lived up to his name along these lines. There is nothing on record indicating Champ's ability at singing, but we do know he was fond of his liquor, loved a fine horse, and was probably of more than average attraction to the women of his neighborhood.

The general terms of surrender as laid down by General Grant and accepted by General Lee were: Roll of all officers and men be made in duplicate, and one copy be given to an officer to be designated by me and the other to be retained by such officers as you may designate; the officers to give their individual parole not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander sign a like parole for the men of their commands. The arms, artillery, and public property to be packed and stacked and turned over by me to officers appointed to receive them.

Page 8 What manner of physical man was Champ Ferguson? What did he look like? What did he wear? How did he act? All these questions, and more, the people were asking, and for those who were unable to visit the courtroom and see the notorious character in person, the newspapers were quick to supply the answer by drawing, by photograph, and by printed word. The Nashville Daily Union on July 12th, the day after the trial opened, gave the following description: Ferguson is a tall, well-built man, of about forty-five years of age.

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