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Beginning of the Wirz Andersonville prison trial...



Item # 633207

August 22, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 22, 1865 

* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter - Georgia
* Henry Wirz trial begins (1st report)


Nice ftpg. heads include: "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "Commencement of the Proceedings of the Military Commission in the Case of the Keeper of the Andersonville Prison" "Horrible Crimes with Which He is Charged" "How the Prisoners in His Charge were Maltreated" "Exposed & I Starved, Willfully Shot, Poisoned by Foul Vaccine Mater & Torn to Pieces by Dogs" "Horrible Catalogue of Crimes..." with more. This is the opening day of this historic trial which lasted over two months.
Eight pages nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War