By Thomas D. Mays
Cumberland Blood: Champ Ferguson’ s Civil War bargains insights into Ferguson's lawless brutality and a lesser-known element of the Civil warfare, the sour guerrilla clash within the Appalachian highlands, extending from the Carolinas via Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia. This compelling quantity delves into the violent tale of Champ Ferguson, who acted independently of the accomplice military in a private battle that at last garnered the censure of accomplice officials.
Author Thomas D. Mays strains Ferguson's lifestyles within the Cumberland highlands of southern Kentucky, the place— even earlier than the Civil struggle started— he had a name as a vicious killer.
Ferguson, a emerging slave proprietor, sided with the Confederacy whereas a lot of his friends and family took up fingers for the Union. For Ferguson and others within the highlands, the conflict wouldn't be selected the far away fields of Shiloh or Gettysburg: it might be neighborhood— and personal.
Cumberland Blood describes how Unionists drove Ferguson from his domestic in Kentucky into Tennessee, the place he banded including different like-minded Southerners to force the Unionists from the quarter. Northern sympathizers replied, and a full-scale guerrilla battle erupted alongside the border in 1862. Mays notes that Ferguson's prestige within the military used to be by no means transparent, and he skillfully info how raiders picked up Ferguson's gang to paintings as publications and scouts. In 1864, Ferguson and his gang have been included into the accomplice military, however the rogue soldier persevered working as an outlaw, murdering captured Union prisoners after the conflict of Saltville, Virginia.
Cumberland Blood, more suitable by means of twenty-one illustrations, is an illuminating evaluate of 1 of the Civil War's so much ruthless men.
Ferguson's arrest, trial, and execution after the warfare captured the eye of the state in
1865, yet his tale has been mostly forgotten. Cumberland Blood: Champ Ferguson's Civil War returns the tale of Ferguson's inner most civil warfare to its position in history.
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Extra resources for Cumberland Blood: Champ Ferguson's Civil War
Many of the men had left town with Wolford’s and Bramlette’s regiments and were at Camp Dick Robinson. Albany remained undefended and unoccupied, because Union authorities in Kentucky realized that it would be too risky to leave troops exposed south of the Cumberland River. Instead, they used the river as a southern border. The counties south of the river, including Clinton, became an unoccupied border zone. Civil law and order disappeared, as no authorities remained to enforce it. In Albany the county court was suspended.
Prior to the war, young Sauﬂey had been popular and well-respected in Kentucky. He had just graduated from law school in Louisville and had traveled to Tennessee to join the Confederate army. When the Albany company captured the camp, Ferguson killed the man. The details are sketchy, but Confederate accounts of the raid claimed that Ferguson murdered Sauﬂey after he had surrendered. Even Union witnesses recorded that “Poor Sauﬂey was left dead on the battle ground. ” Sauﬂey was, however, the enemy, and Ferguson again escaped any charges.
A Rebel throng gathered to insure a unanimous vote for secession. They promised violence if any Lincolnite element appeared. 9 Mary Catherine Sproul’s father, James, and her eighteen-yearold brother John were determined to take a stand for the Union. They rode into town, and James Sproul cast the one and only Union vote in Livingston. The tally came to 235 to Sproul’s one. It was a secret ballot and Sproul should have quietly departed, but young John felt it was important to make a public stand.