True Crime in the Civil War: Cases of Murder, Treason, Counterfeiting, Massacre, Plunder & Abuseby Tobin T. Buhk
Crime did not take a holiday during the Civil War, far from it. As Tobin Buhk shows in this fast-paced narrative, the war created new opportunities to gain profits from illegal activities, to settle old scores against personal enemies under the cover of fighting the nation's enemies, to pillage, plunder, and murder amid the carnage and destruction that seemed to offer license to legitimize such crimes. Students of the Civil War will find new information in this readable account. --James M. McPherson,Author of Battle Cry of Freedom Examines criminal cases during the conflict Cases include currency counterfeiting, tyrannical actions of Gen. Benjamin Butler, the murder of Gen. Earl van Dorn, raids by William Quantrill's Bushwhackers, the Fort Pillow Massacre, the horrific prison conditions at Andersonville, the fate of Lincoln the assassination conspirators, and more
Meet the Author
Tobin T. Buhk is a freelance writer who lives in Jenison, Michigan, and is coauthor with Stephen D. Cohle of Skeletons in the Closet: Tales from the County Morgue (978-1-59102-603-7) and Cause of Death: Forensic Files of a Medical Examiner (978-1-59102-447-7).
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Have done lots of reading about the Civil War but this book brings out facts that I had not seen anywhere else. The book is well written and documented. Would recommend to all individuals who are Civil War enthusiasts.
A great read, not necessary to read in order, able to skip around and read what interests you. Good for the true crime buff as well as the history fan.