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Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis

Author: James L. Swanson.

Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis

Author: James L. Swanson.

$16.99 $5.98
Item #: D32405
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780061233791
While in church on April 2, 1865, Confederate president Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee warning that the Yankees were advancing on Richmond. That night, Davis fled, hotly pursued by Union cavalry. In this follow-up to Manhunt, his Edgar Award-winning account of the flight of John Wilkes Booth, James Swanson tells the rest of th... More
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While in church on April 2, 1865, Confederate president Jefferson Davis received a telegram from General Robert E. Lee warning that the Yankees were advancing on Richmond. That night, Davis fled, hotly pursued by Union cavalry. In this follow-up to Manhunt, his Edgar Award-winning account of the flight of John Wilkes Booth, James Swanson tells the rest of the story in riveting detail, depicting the preparations for Abraham Lincoln's body following his assassination, the hunt for Davis with a $100,000 bounty on his head, and the funeral train that carried Lincoln past millions of mourners to his burial in Springfield, Illinois.


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