The Official Papers of Military Governor Andrew Johnson contain several important documents which provide one with an insight into conditions existing in Tennessee while the Civil War was still raging. One of the most intriguing letters came from Isaac T. Reneau who, in March 1862, wrote Johnson a detailed account of some of the recent activities of the noted Confederate guerilla, Champ Ferguson. Ghastly details of Ferguson’s bushwhacking work were described, one being that of the death of “a man by the name of Frogg, who was on his own bed, and quit sick, he first shot him in the mouth, and then through the brain, the last shot Ferguson said, was to make him die easy.” Identifying himself as a “preacher of the gospel.” Reneau pleaded with Johnson to bring Ferguson to justice.