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Bloody times: the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis

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New York Times bestselling author James L. Swanson brings to life the fast-paced, suspense-filled story of Abraham Lincoln's and Jefferson Davis's final journeys through our wounded nation following the Civil War.

This suspense-filled true-crime thriller--the young readers' adaptation of Swanson's Bloody Crimes--explores two epic events of the Civil War era: the manhunt to apprehend Confederate president Jefferson Davis in the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the momentous 20-day funeral pageant that brought President Lincoln's body from Washington, DC to his home in Springfield.

Full of fascinating twists and turns, and lavishly illustrated with dozens of rare historical images, Bloody Times captures the riveting stories of these two fallen leaders who changed the course of history. It's perfect for young readers who enjoy dramatic nonfiction tales from the likes of Steve Sheinkin and Patricia McCormick.

This book contains a note from the author, a glossary, a list of important Civil War figures, and a guide to visiting the historic sites mentioned within. A companion to the bestselling and highly acclaimed Chasing Lincoln's Killer.

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display_description On the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee. There is no more time--the Yankees are coming, it warned. That night Davis fled Richmond, setting off an intense manhunt for the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincoln's murder, autopsy, and White House funeral transfixed the nation. His final journey began when soldiers placed his corpse aboard a special train that would carry him home to Springfield, Illinois. It was the most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.
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subject_facet Davis, Jefferson, -- 1809-1899 -- Captivity, 1865-1867, Lincoln, Abraham, -- 1809-1865 -- Death and burial, Presidents -- Confederate States of America -- Biography, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Peace
title_display Bloody times : the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis
title_full Bloody Times The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis, Bloody times : the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis / James L. Swanson
title_short Bloody times :
title_sub the funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the manhunt for Jefferson Davis
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