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The Resource Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse, James L. Swanson

Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse, James L. Swanson

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Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
Title
Bloody crimes
Title remainder
the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
Statement of responsibility
James L. Swanson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, James L.
Dewey number
973.7/7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E477.98
LC item number
.S93 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davis, Jefferson
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Political prisoners
  • United States
Label
Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse, James L. Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [408]-448) and index
Control code
ocn456179761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 464 p.
Isbn
9780061233784
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029404
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
(OCoLC)456179761
Label
Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse, James L. Swanson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [408]-448) and index
Control code
ocn456179761
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 464 p.
Isbn
9780061233784
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010029404
Other physical details
ill., maps :
System control number
(OCoLC)456179761

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