Treason on trial : the United States v. Jefferson Davis /

In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, federal officials captured, imprisoned, and indicted Jefferson Davis for treason. He faced execution if found guilty for his role in levying war against the United States. Although the federal government pursued the charges for over four years, the case n...

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Main Author: Icenhauer-Ramirez, Robert, 1955-
Format: Book
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2019
Series:Conflicting worlds
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Table of Contents:
  • The fate of the rebel leaders
  • Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency
  • The strange "flight" of Jefferson Davis
  • The capture of Jefferson Davis
  • The rebel's fate debated
  • The nation's best lawyers take sides
  • Two judges for one trial
  • The Henry Wirz trial for crimes at Andersonville
  • Pushing the Davis case to trial in 1865
  • The first trial date in 1866
  • Henry Stanbery becomes Attorney General
  • A second trial date
  • Jefferson Davis is released on bond
  • A prosecution in disarray
  • The treason charge is dismissed
  • Conclusion: The Jefferson Davids trial in American memory