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Last Train South: Flight of the Confederate Government from Richmond

Last Train South: Flight of the Confederate Government from Richmond (Paperback)

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The story begins in March 1865 as Union troops closed in on Richmond. Jefferson Davis tries to establish new capitals in Danville, Greensboro, and Charlotte and is ultimately captured in Georgia. Secretary of War Breckinridge dons the style of a pirate to escape. Secretary of State Benjamin disguises himself as a poor farmer--with his gold sewn inside his clothes. Nearly 60 primary and secondary sources were used to research this dramatic history. The book contains sketches made by an artist who accompanied Davis on much of the escape, and includes maps of the escape route.

History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalModern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryAmerican Civil WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 31/01/1999 ISBN-13: 9780786404698  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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James C. Clark has received the George Polk Award, the Sigma Delta Chia Award and the Gerald Loeb Award. He lives in Orlando, Florida.

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