While travelling through Kentucky…

Notorious Rebel guerrilla Champ Ferguson, with his guards after his capture, Fall 1865. Introduction My first post this week introduced “Hiram Hubbard”, a Kentucky murder ballad from the era of the Civil War.  The performance of Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson was our springboard.  For the sake of avoiding multiple … → read more

Hiram Hubbard / Hiram Hubbert

“Guerilla Warfare – Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas” – Harper’s Weekly, December 12, 1863 Every spring, as I finish teaching my unit on the American Civil War, my colleagues and I take our 8th graders to spend three days exploring the battlefield at Gettysburg.  Of course that means … → read more