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Civil War 150

Special coverage of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War

A voyage into Civil War history

James Swanson's new book, 'Bloody Crimes' reconstructs the journey of Abraham Lincoln's corpse from Washington to Illinois and the parallel story of Confederate President Jefferson Davis's journey into captivity after the war.



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Author James Swanson discusses a portrait of Abraham Lincoln with attendees of a reception at Ford's Theater. His new book, 'Bloody Crimes' is a followup to Swanson's 2006 'Manhunt' which dealt with the Lincoln assassination.

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'Bloody Crimes': New book on Lincoln's death, the chase for Jefferson Davis
Article | He pictures the tall man in the stovepipe hat walking at dusk through the fallen leaves, coming slowly down the winding path, past those two stone mausoleums, pausing here before the one with the dark iron gate.

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