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

Buhk, Tobin T. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library E 468.9 .B845 2012 30543476 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780811710190 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 081171019X (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: viii, 312 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-299) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
Shows how the American Civil War created new opportunities for crime from revenge against personal enemies, counterfeiting, plunder, and abuse to massacre, and discusses the draft riot in Detroit, the Fort pillow Massacre, the rebel plot to burn New York City, and more.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Social aspects.
Civil-military relations > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Destruction and pillage.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Atrocities.
War crimes > United States > History > 19th century.
Trials (Military offenses) > United States > History > 19th century.

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