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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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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
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Davis, Jefferson
Death and burial
Fugitives from justice
History
Lincoln, Abraham
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Political prisoners
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