Historian Brian McKnight, professor at the University of Virginia-Wise, told the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable on Tuesday that partisan fighter and Confederate outlaw Champ Ferguson was a man who saw the world as “black or white.”
“You were either for him or against him,” McKnight said.
And if he thought you were against him, McKnight added, he would probably try to kill you.
Here’s a video (less than three minutes) of some of McKnight’s remarks:
McKnight made these additional points about Ferguson: