At the Capitol, the trial of Henry Wirz, former Andersonville prison commandant, continues in Washington
A eight-man board of officers, led by General Lew Wallace, heard evidence in the seven week trial of Henry Wirz, the former commandant of the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Georgia, for murder and conspiracy to murder. Wirz was found guilty on eleven counts of murder and the conspiracy charge. The commission sentenced him to death and he was hanged November 10, 1865, at the Old Capital Prison in Washington D.C. (By John Osborne)
Norton Parker Chipman, The Tragedy of Andersonville; Trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the Prison Keeper (Sacremento, CA: N.P. Chipman, 1911), 31-35.