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Author Buhk, Tobin T.

Title True crime in the Civil War : cases of murder, treason, counterfeiting, massacre, plunder, & abuse / Tobin T. Buhk.

Publication Info. Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  973.7 BUHK    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 312 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject Civil-military relations -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Military offenses) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
War crimes -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Atrocities.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and pillage.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
ISBN 081171019X

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