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Albany in Clinton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Terrorist

 
 
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Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
1. Civil War Terrorist Marker
Inscription.  Champ Ferguson born here in 1821. Guerrilla leader with Confederate leaning, but attacked supporters of both sides thruout Civil War in southern Ky., Tenn. Over 100 murders ascribed to Ferguson alone. Hunted by both CSA and USA. Taken after end of war, convicted by US Army Court, Nashville, and hanged Oct. 20, 1865. Buried at home in White County, Tennessee.
 
Erected 1964 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 780.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1821.
 
Location. 36° 41.442′ N, 85° 8.135′ W. Marker is in Albany, Kentucky, in Clinton County. Marker is at the intersection of Cumberland Street and South Cross Street, on the left when traveling west on Cumberland Street. Located at the Clinton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Cross Street, Albany KY 42602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. County Named, 1835 (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse Burned (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneer Settler (within shouting distance of this marker); Clear Fork Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bible Mission School / Bible Mission School and Orphanage (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Burning of Hale's Mill (approx. 6 miles away in Tennessee); Sen. Ed P. Warinner / Seventy-Six Falls (approx. 6.1 miles away); Cordell Hull (approx. 8.6 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Champ Ferguson. (Submitted on July 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Civil War Terrorist Marker next to courthouse & war memorial. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 12, 2019
2. Civil War Terrorist Marker next to courthouse & war memorial.
Samuel "Champ" Ferguson after being captured by Union after the American Civil War in 1865. image. Click for full size.
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3. Samuel "Champ" Ferguson after being captured by Union after the American Civil War in 1865.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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