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In Nashville, closing arguments begin at the two-month trial of notorious Confederate guerrilla leader Champ Ferguson

Champ Ferguson, September 1865, artist's impression
09/11/1865
Champ Ferguson, a notorious Confederate guerrilla leader, had been captured earlier in the year and indicted on July 4, 1865 for more than fifty murders.  His trial before a military commission had begun the following week and two months to the day later, closing arguments were begun.  Ferguson was found guilty and sentenced to death on October 10, 1865 and hanged in Nashville ten days later at the Old State Prison.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Thurman Sensing, Champ Ferguson: Confederate Guerrilla (Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 1970), 230.

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