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Near Sparta in White County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cap't Champ Ferguson

(Confederate Guerilla)

 
 
Cap't Champ Ferguson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 9, 2020
1. Cap't Champ Ferguson Marker
Inscription.  Gen'l Morgan's Cavalry was joined at Sparta, June 1862, by Champ Ferguson, as guide for Morgan's invasion into Kentucky.

Cap't Ferguson, and his co-fighters were the only protection the people of the Cumberland and Hickory Valley area had against the Federal guerillas during the Civil War.

Ferguson was hanged by the Federals, in Nashville, but by his request, buried here in White County.
 
Erected 1975 by The White County Historical Society; Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 36° 1.547′ N, 85° 20.277′ W. Marker is near Sparta, Tennessee, in White County. Marker is on Monterey Highway (State Highway 84) 1.4 miles north of Mack Floyd Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in France Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sparta TN 38583, 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 flies. France Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Earl Webb (approx. 5˝ miles away); Rock House
Cap't Champ Ferguson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 9, 2020
2. Cap't Champ Ferguson Marker
(approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Rock House (approx. 8.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Rock House (approx. 8.2 miles away); Affair at Cumberland Mountain (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pleasant Hill (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Journey of the Bell (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparta.
 
Also see . . .  The Legend of Champ Ferguson. From Tales from Tennessee and Beyond blog by Carver Moore of Moore Historical Consulting. (Submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Champ Ferguson image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress, 1865
3. Champ Ferguson
The Confederate guerilla after his arrest.
Champ Ferguson headstone image. Click for full size.
Carver Moore, Moore Historical Consulting
4. Champ Ferguson headstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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