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In Nashville, the war crimes trial of notorious Confederate guerrilla leader Champ Ferguson begins

Champ Ferguson, September 1865, artist's impression
07/11/1865
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 during his years of operations.  His trial before a military commission lasted until late September 1865.  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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