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

James L. Swanson.

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Main Author: Swanson, James L.
Published: New York : Collins, c2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: Presidents - United States - Biography. | Presidents - Confederate States of America - Biography. | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 - Death and burial. | Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 - Captivity, 1865-1867.
Regions: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Peace.
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Physical Description: 196 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-190).
ISBN: 9780061560897 (hbk.)
0061560898 (hbk.)
Summary: 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.
Notes: "Swanson creates an adaptation for young people of his adult book Bloody Crimes."--Jacket.
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More Details for: Bloody times : the funeral of Abraham Li