Lincolns Avengers: Justice, Revenge, And Reunion After The Civil War Elizabeth D. Leonard

ISBN: 9780393048681

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Lincolns Avengers: Justice, Revenge, And Reunion After The Civil War  by  Elizabeth D. Leonard

Lincolns Avengers: Justice, Revenge, And Reunion After The Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard
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On April 14th 1865, Abraham Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth, and Secretary of State William H. Seward was brutally stabbed. Clearly, a conspiracy was afoot. Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt was put in charge of the investigation andMoreOn April 14th 1865, Abraham Lincoln was murdered by John Wilkes Booth, and Secretary of State William H. Seward was brutally stabbed. Clearly, a conspiracy was afoot.

Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt was put in charge of the investigation and trial. He first set out to punish all of Booths accomplices and then wanted to go after Jefferson Davis, whom he felt had instigated the assassination - depite stern opposition, not least from Lincolns successor, Andrew Johnson. made them pivotal in American history.

Were they used to make the South pay for secession? Were they to be fair trials based on the evidence? Or were they points of reconciliation, with the South forgiven at all costs to create as solid union.



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