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American Civil War

Samuel “Champ” Ferguson (Confederacy)           Guerilla          Documents     Project

Samuel “Champ” Ferguson was from Clinton County, Kentucky, but moved to White County, Tennessee before the Civil War. He ran a group of guerilla fighters who were loosely connected with the Confederacy. They infamous for stealing horses and killing nearly 120 men across Tennessee throughout the war, including wounded soldiers at a Union Field Hospital after the Battle of Saltville. He was captured in August 1865 by Union soldiers, tried for his crimes, and executed on October 25th, 1865.