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Buhk, Tobin T
True crime in the Civil War : cases of murder, treason, counterfeiting, massacre, plunder, & abuse / Tobin T. Buhk
1st ed
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E468.9 .B887 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects
Subject(s) Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Atrocities
Subject(s) War crimes -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Trials (Military offenses) -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description viii, 312 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-299) and index
Contents Preface -- Introduction the criminal state of the union -- Inside Castle Thunder, notorious Richmond prison -- Sam Upham's counterfeiting scheme -- Benjamin Butler, Beast of New Orleans -- The sack of Athens and the court-martial of Col. J. B. Turchin -- Feuding generals : the murder of Bull Nelson and the Walker-Marmaduke Duel -- The Faulkner outrage and Detroit's draft riot -- The slaying of the Beckham family -- The Lawrence Massacre and the not-so-civil war of Quantrill, Anderson, and the James Brothers -- The murder of Gen. Earl van Dorn -- No quarter : Bedford Forrest and the Fort Pillow Massacre -- Manhattan burning : the rebel arson plot -- Sue Mundy, terror of Kentucky -- The trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators -- Fifty-three counts of murder : Champ Ferguson's private war -- Murder or misadventure? : Temperance Neely kills her former slave -- The war crimes trial of Andersonville's controversial commandant

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