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Henry Wirz, former commandant of the Andersonville prison camp, goes on trial in Washington

Henry Wirz, detail
08/23/1865
The War Department appointed a nine-man board of officers, led by General Lew Wallace, to try Henry Wirz, the former commandant of the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia, for murder and conspiracy to murder. The commission was sworn and the charges were read the same day.  After seven weeks of deliberations, Wirz was found guilty on eleven counts of murder and of the allegation of conspiracy, sentenced to death, and hanged on the morning of November 10, 1865, at the Old Capital Prison in Washington D.C. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 Norton Parker Chipman, The Tragedy of Andersonville; Trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the Prison Keeper (Sacremento, CA: N.P. Chipman, 1911), 31.
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