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Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis (Paperback)
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As the Yankees approached Richmond on April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis fled the capital, setting off an intense and thrilling chase in which Union cavalry hunted the Confederate president. Two weeks later, President Lincoln was assassinated, and the nation was convinced that Davis was involved in the crime. Preparing for the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history, soldiers placed Lincolns corpse aboard a special train to Springfield, Illinois. Along the way, several million mourners watched the funeral train roll by.
The saga that began with Manhunt continues as James Swanson masterfully weaves together the stories of the two fallen leaders as they make their final journeys through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.
About the Author
James Swanson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincolns Killer. Born on Lincolns birthday, he has studied and collected books, documents, photographs, art, and artifacts from Abraham Lincolns lifeand deathsince he was ten years old.
Praise for Bloody Crimes: The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Chase for Jefferson Davis…
“With the publication of Bloody Crimes, James L. Swanson emerges as one of America’s greatest historians. Swanson recounts the closing drama of the Civil War with hair-raising precision and the vivid narrative drive of a top-tier novelist. A grand tour de force!”