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Title:
Dark union : the secret web of the profiteers, politicians, and Booth conspirators that led to Lincoln's death
Author:
Guttridge, Leonard F.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2003]

©2003
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v, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780471264811
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Summary

Summary

The real truth behind the assassination of our 16th president


Author Notes

Historian Leonard F. Guttridge is the critically acclaimed author of
Dr. Ray A. Neff is an Emeritus Professor at Indiana State University and an authority on the Civil War era


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Part I The Profiteers
1 The Riddle of the Colburn's Volumep. 7
2 Montreal: A Preludep. 19
3 Wheelers and Dealersp. 27
4 The Dahlgren Raidp. 36
5 The Canadian Go-getterp. 41
6 Lincoln and the Radicalsp. 46
7 Lincoln and the Secret Trade Dealp. 56
8 Deepening Perilp. 65
Part II The Politicians
9 The Fatal Rationalep. 69
10 "Deem Myself a Coward"p. 77
11 The Kidnap Plotp. 83
12 The Letter from Cape Girardeaup. 94
13 Desperate Elementsp. 101
14 The Fall of Richmondp. 112
15 Holy Week: "Something Never Dreamed Of"p. 118
Part III The Assassin
16 Good Friday--April 14, 1865p. 129
17 Unholy Nightp. 140
18 The Incredible Hoursp. 148
19 The Eager Connectionp. 156
20 Arrests and Confessionsp. 164
21 "We Have Booth's Diary"p. 171
22 Body Snatching and Doctored Documentsp. 177
23 Web of Secrecyp. 189
24 The Searchersp. 199
The Galleryp. 211
Notesp. 244
Indexp. 274