Post Civil War executions etc.

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Mosby

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As far as I know the only executions were of Major Wirz the commander of Andersonville and Champ Ferguson the guerilla leader. Quantrill of Quantrill's Raiders evading capture and would have been executed for the Lawrence Kansas massacre. All of those were from middle class backgrounds and not West Point graduates. Were there any other executions?

Many military and political leaders crossed the border into Mexico or fled to the Bahamas or Cuba and then usually made their way to Britain, Europe, or Canada. Most of the Confederate secret service in Canada stayed there. Confederate cabinet member Judah Benjamin never returned, probably mainly because he was in charge of Confederate secret operations and might be accused of involvement in the Lincoln assassination, as well as sabotage and so on. He probably also did not want to be interogated about secret operations. The captain of the raider CSS Shenandoah stayed in Europe for 5 years afraid of being tried for piracy. Most did return once they realized there would not be many executions.
 
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