Home » Bloody Crimes LP: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincolns Corpse by James L. Swanson
Bloody Crimes LP: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincolns Corpse James L. Swanson

Bloody Crimes LP: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincolns Corpse

James L. Swanson

Published
ISBN : 9780061979200
Paperback
704 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

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 andMoreOn 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 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 conspiracy that led to the crime. Lincolns 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 on the 1,600-mile trip to Springfield. It was the largest and most magnificent funeral pageant in American history.The saga that began with Manhunt continues with the electrifying Bloody Crimes. James Swanson masterfully weaves together the stories of two fallen leaders as they made their last expeditions through the bloody landscape of a wounded nation.