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Trial on the Andersonville Prison horrors...

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October 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 5, 1865 

* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz

Among the front page first column heads are: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "Testimony of the Prisoner's Clerk" "Counsel Baker Rebuked by the Court" "Extraordinary Statements of a Spy" "The 'Camp' A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey".
The Andersonville Prison was commanded by Captain Henry Wirz, who was tried and executed after the war for war crimes. It was overcrowded to four times its capacity, with an inadequate water supply, inadequate food rations, and unsanitary conditions. Of the approximately 45,000 Union prisoners held at Camp Sumter during the war, nearly 13,000 died.
Eight pages, never bound or trimmed, good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War