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Hale (Jonathan D.) Papers relating to Champ Ferguson
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Collection contains eight items dated 1865 to 1866 relating to Jonathan D. Hale's attempt to recoup his losses from the 1862 destruction of his Tennessee property by Confederate guerillas led by Champ Ferguson, and to Ferguson's 1865 war crimes trial.
Jonathan Davis Hale (1817-1896) was the Chief of Scouts for the Union Army of the Cumberland in Tennessee during the Civil War. His Tennessee property was burned in 1862 by Confederate guerillas led by Samuel "Champ" Ferguson (1821-1865). After the war, Ferguson was tried by the federal government for war crimes, including 53 murders; Hale was active in recruiting witnesses against him and testified himself during the trial. Ferguson was convicted and was hanged in Nashville on October 20, 1865.
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