Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia / Edition 1

Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia / Edition 1

by Brian D. McKnight
     
 

In the fall of 1865, the United States military executed Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson for his role in murdering fifty-three loyal citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War. Long remembered as the most unforgiving and inglorious warrior of the Confederacy, Ferguson is often dismissed as a cold-blooded killer. In "Confederate Outlaw: Champ

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In the fall of 1865, the United States military executed Confederate guerrilla Champ Ferguson for his role in murdering fifty-three loyal citizens of Kentucky and Tennessee during the Civil War. Long remembered as the most unforgiving and inglorious warrior of the Confederacy, Ferguson is often dismissed as a cold-blooded killer. In "Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia" biographer Brian McKnight demonstrates how such a judgment ignores the complexity of this legendary character and the reality behind his mythology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807137697
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Series:
Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
735,239
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 The "Natural Man" 13

2 Exiled to Tennessee 26

3 Fight on the Cumberland 50

4 The Tensions of the Borderland 66

5 Stability and Partition 90

6 Lessons of Perseverance 107

7 The Borderland Guerrilla Lifestyle 123

8 A Terrible Career's Grand Climax 142

9 Revelation of a Clear Conscience 156

10 Quiet Resurrections of an Unlikely Hero 179

Notes 193

Bibliography 223

Index 245

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