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

Author: James L Swanson
Publisher: New York : Collins, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Swanson
ISBN: 9780061560897 0061560898
OCLC Number: 641531870
Awards: Commended for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Tween Nonfiction) 2014
Description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Abraham Lincoln --
Jefferson Davis.
Responsibility: James L. Swanson.

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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.

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Makes history real

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-09-30) Excellent Permalink

I have read Swanson’s book “Bloody Crimes”. He has a great passion for the details of Abe Lincoln and his words make it seem like you were there. I was interested to see how he would take his “Bloody Crimes” and edit it to make it for young readers. “Bloody...
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