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Horrors of the Andersonville prison camp...

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September 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 9, 1865

* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz

The first column heads include: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "The Prisoner Applies for Spiritual Advisers" "More Shocking Barbarities" "Complicity of the Richmond Authorities" "Documentary Evidence".
Andersonville prison camp 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. The chief causes of death were scurvy, diarrhea, and dysentery.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War