Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville Confederate Prison: Trial and Execution cover

Henry Wirz, Commander of Andersonville Confederate Prison: Trial and Execution

United States Army Staff Judge Advocate (1775-)

1. Part 1 Opening Material (Pages 1-3)
2. Part 2 Two Charges And Fourteen Specifications (Pages 3-8)
3. Part 3 Statement Of Prisoner Henry Wirz In Answer To Charges (Pages 704-713) Part 1
4. Part 3 Statement Of Prisoner Henry Wirz In Answer To Charges (Pages 713-721) Part 2
5. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 722-730) Part 1
6. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 731-741) Part 2
7. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 741-749) Part 3
8. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 749-757) Part 4
9. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 757-762) Part 5
10. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 762-771 ) Part 6
11. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 771-780 ) Part 7
12. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 780-787 ) Part 8
13. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 787-797) Part 9
14. Part 4 Closing Statement Of Judge Advocate (Prosecutor) (Pages 797- 803) Part 10
15. Part 5 Findings And Sentencing Of Court (Pages 805-808)
16. Part 6 Report Of Staff Judge Advocate To The President (Pages 808-814)
17. Part 7 Order Of The President and Letter Re Execution And Burial (Pages 814-815)

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Summary

Henry Wirz (November 25, 1823 – November 10, 1865) was the only Confederate soldier tried after the end of the American Civi War. He was tried, convicted, and executed, not for being a Confederate soldier, but for conspiracy and murder relating to his command of Camp Sumter, the infamous Confederate prisoner-of-war prison at Andersonville, Georgia. Wirz encouraged and commanded barbaric and murderous policies and actions in the prison. This Librivox recording is excerpts from the 850 page summary of the trial written by the Army Judge Advocate (prosecutor) for, and at the command of, The Congressional House Of Representatives, 40th Congress, Second Session, Ex, Doc. No 23. This recording omits the 614 pages of testimony by very numberous witnesses, both Federal and Confederate. What is recorded conveys the substance of the witnesses’ testimony. For a prisoner’s view of life in the prison camp see Librivox recording Andersonville Diary, Escape And List Of The Dead by John L. RANSOM.