So, I saw the movie “12 Years a Slave” this past weekend… excellent, fantastic acting, moving story, go see it, etc., etc.
As in most historical dramas, after the movie ends there was a series of cards sharing the eventual fates of a number of people depicted in the film.
One key person’s fate was missing, however: that of slaveholder Edwin Epps (played in the film by Michael Fassbender).
What happened to him?
Some time on Google & Bing didn’t turn up much-- apparently, his house still exists as a historical site:
(Interesting aside: the real home was quite modest in comparison to the film version; it’s still no surprise that Hollywood can’t resist portraying a plantation house in a way audiences have come to expect rather than what was historically accurate).
So… anyone know what eventually happened to the man? Did he finally get his comeuppance, perhaps at the end of a Union bayonet? Or did he die in his own bed, like most evil men sadly do?