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Flight Into Oblivion

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Hanna begins with General Lee's fatal telegram and the hasty exodus of Jefferson Davis and high officials to Danville, then Greensboro and Charlotte. From there the Confederate Cabinet dispersed, and the author follows each man's adventurous course in detail. Most of the fugitives headed for the pine barrens and scrub lands of Florida but were soon apprehended. Only John C ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Louisiana State University Press
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Jul 25, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it
A. J. Hanna's Flight Into Oblivion is an older, but pioneering and quite readable account of the flight of the Confederate cabinet at the end of the Civil War. Hanna was the first to write a history that examined the fate of Jefferson Davis' cabinet members, rather than just Davis himself.

The account is well paced, and the prose is easy and entertaining to read. A large number of illustrations and maps accompany the text. While the sketches vary some in quality and relevance (the pirate sketches
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