By James L. Swanson
At the morning of April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, got a telegram from common Robert E. Lee. there is not any extra time—the Yankees are coming, it warned. almost immediately earlier than nighttime, Davis boarded a educate from Richmond and fled the capital, surroundings off an extreme and exciting chase during which Union cavalry hunted the accomplice president.
Two weeks later, President Lincoln was once assassinated, and the country was once confident that Davis was once fascinated with the conspiracy that ended in the crime. Lincoln's homicide, post-mortem, and White condominium funeral transfixed the kingdom. His ultimate trip all started while squaddies put his corpse aboard a distinct educate that will hold him domestic at the 1,600-mile journey to Springfield. alongside the way in which, greater than 1000000 american citizens seemed upon their martyr's face, and several other million watched the funeral teach roll by way of. It was once the biggest and most luxurious funeral festival in American history.
To the Union, Davis was once not only 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 extreme and dramatic odyssey that may rework him right into a martyr of the South's misplaced Cause.
The saga that begun 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 in the course of the bloody panorama of a wounded state.
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