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Bloody crimes: the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse

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In Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson--the Edgar#65533; Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Manhunt --brings to life two epic events of the Civil War era: the thrilling chase to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of the Lincoln assassination and the momentous 20 -day funeral that took Abraham Lincoln's body home to Springfield. A true tale full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images--some never before seen--Bloody Crimes is a fascinating companion to Swanson's Manhunt and a riveting true-crime thriller that will electrify civil war buffs, general readers, and everyone in between.

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Grouping Title bloody crimes the chase for jefferson davis and the death pageant for lincolns corpse
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display_description "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Manhunt" returns to the Civil War era to tell the epic story of the search for Jefferson Davis and the eventful funeral procession for assassinated president Abraham Lincoln. On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time the Yankees are coming, it warned. Shortly before midnight, Davis boarded a train from Richmond and fled the capital, setting off an intense chase as Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy. To the Union, Davis was no longer merely a traitor, but a murderer. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. Millions watched the funeral train roll by on its way to Illinois, in the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history. Meanwhile, Davis was hunted down and placed in captivity, the beginning of an intense and dramatic odyssey that would transform him into a martyr of the South's Lost Cause.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet Davis, Jefferson, -- 1808-1889 -- Captivity, 1865-1867, Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Case studies, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Death and burial, Political prisoners -- United States -- Case studies, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons
title_display Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
title_full Bloody Crimes The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse, Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse / James L. Swanson
title_short Bloody crimes :
title_sub the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
topic_facet Captivity, 1865-1867, Davis, Jefferson, Death and burial, Fugitives from justice, History, Lincoln, Abraham, Nonfiction, Political prisoners, Prisoners and prisons