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

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"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_facetDavis, Jefferson, -- 1808-1889 -- Captivity, 1865-1867
Electronic books
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_displayBloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
title_fullBloody 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
Bloody crimes : the chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse [electronic resource] / James L. Swanson
title_shortBloody crimes
title_subthe chase for Jefferson Davis and the death pageant for Lincoln's corpse
topic_facetCaptivity, 1865-1867
Davis, Jefferson
Death and burial
Electronic books
Fugitives from justice
History
Lincoln, Abraham
Nonfiction
Political prisoners
Prisoners and prisons