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By James L. Swanson

At the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, bought a telegram from common Robert E. Lee. there isn't any extra time—the Yankees are coming, it warned. presently sooner than middle of the night, Davis boarded a teach from Richmond and fled the capital, environment off an extreme and exciting chase within which Union cavalry hunted the accomplice president.

Two weeks later, President Lincoln was once assassinated, and the country used to be confident that Davis used to be excited about the conspiracy that resulted in the crime. Lincoln's homicide, post-mortem, and White residence funeral transfixed the state. His ultimate trip all started while infantrymen put his corpse aboard a distinct educate that will hold him domestic at the 1,600-mile journey to Springfield. alongside the best way, greater than one million american citizens regarded upon their martyr's face, and a number of other million watched the funeral educate roll through. It used to be the biggest and most opulent funeral competition in American history.

To the Union, Davis used to be now not basically a traitor. He turned a assassin, a sought after guy with a $100,000 bounty on his head. Davis was once hunted down and positioned in captivity, the start of an excessive and dramatic odyssey that will rework him right into a martyr of the South's misplaced Cause.

The saga that started with Manhunt maintains with the suspenseful and electrifying Bloody Crimes. James Swanson masterfully weaves jointly the tales of 2 fallen leaders as they made their final expeditions throughout the bloody panorama of a wounded country.

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