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

William Morrow, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. First edition/printing. As new in wrap around dust jacket band. Photographic endpapers. xiv+ 464 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrated with photographs. The author of "Manhunt" the best-selling study of the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after the Lincoln assassination, here weaves together two stories: the Union cavalry's efforts to capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis and the 1600-mile funeral tour of the body of Abraham Lincoln. On April 2, 1865, Davis was warned by Robert E. Lee that the Yankees were on the way and he fled Richmond with a $100,000 bounty on his head, setting of the intense, thrilling chase. Two weeks later, Lincoln's body was placed aboard a special train that would travel around the Union states, a 1600 mile journey that would take him to his final resting place in Springfield. More tha na million Americans viewed the body while millions more watched the funeral train roll by. As New / as new. Item #E24496
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