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Execution of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item # 690273

November 25, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 25, 1865 

* Warden Henry Wirz execution - hanging
* Andersonville Confederate Prison - Georgia

Several prints on the execution of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Prison warden found guilty of cruelty. Among them are a ftpg. of: "Preparing the Prisoner For Execution--Putting on the Black Robe" and: "Interior of Wirz's Room Just as He Left It." There is also a full page print captioned: "Execution of Captain Wirz At Washington, Friday, Nov. 10" showing a large crowd surrounding the scaffold, with Wirz on it and the noose around his neck.
An unrelated print within shows: "Fort Union, Washington Territory, Abode of the St. Louis Fur Company."
Sixteen pages, some foxing, generally good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War