Unionist Guerillas of the Upper Cumberland
A lesser known and less acknowledged part of the War Between the States is
that of the Union Guerilla. Much is known, and has been written about
Jennison's Jayhawkers (later designated the 7th Kansas Cavalry, U.S.) and of
Senator Jim Lane's Kansas Red Legs,
who terrorized the Kansas-Missouri border, and which in turn incurred the
wrath of Quantrill-Anderson-and Todd.
But, though well known during the war, little is acknowledged today about the
role of the Union guerillas of the Upper Cumberland.
In their time, these men were credited with being just as cruel, blood-
thirsty, and vicious as modern historians have attributed
Champ Ferguson, "Sue Mundy", and others as being for the Confederate side.
These men were all sworn enemies of Champ Ferguson and his Independent Cavalry
Command, and both sides waged a bitter and bloody partisan war against each
other through out the Upper Cumberland region during the War Between the
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