Bloody Times

Bloody Times

The Funeral of Abraham Lincoln and the Manhunt for Jefferson Davis

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Collins, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061560897
0061560898
Characteristics: 196 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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