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the trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville jailer...



Item # 172920

September 16, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1865  Most of the front page shows: "The Court Room in Which Capt. Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, is being Tried at Washington". The very dramatic doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Andersonville Prison Scenes Illustrating Captain Wirz's Trial" which includes 13 scenes of torture & starvation.
Other prints within include a full page: "The Mass Meeting Held at Richmond, Virginia" and another full page: "Our Baby Show". Smaller prints of: "Major-General Robert B. Potter" "Major-General John G. Parke" "Propeller 'Ironsides', Lake Superior" "Old thunder, A Chippeway Indian" "Pillared Caves" "Munusing Falls" "Jack La Pete's Sugar Camp" and "Condemned Cattle In A Slaughter-House at the Metropolitan Market, Islington, England"
The back page has a cartoon: "The Age of Progress.". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: 1861-1865

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