Friday, November 27, 2009

Champ Ferguson

At the end of the Civil War there was a general amnesty for those who took an oath of loyalty. However, there were two people for which this did not apply . . . the commander of the infamous Andersonville prison camp and Champ Ferguson. After the war, Ferguson was tried for 53 murders (he admitted to personally killing over 100). He was not a man you would want to cross paths with. Ferguson was sort of akin to the Anton Chigurh character in No Country For Old Men, in that he was a psychopath with an odd sense of honor. This marker is located in Albany, Ky. Ferguson was born just a few miles from here.

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