In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:war crimes and trial of henry wirz darrett b rutman on november 10, 1865, in the old capitol prison in washington dc, henry wirz, late captain1 in the army of the confederate states of america, stood on a scaffold, a convicted war criminal. Wirz, henry (25 november 1823-10 november 1865), the only confederate officer executed as a war criminal, was born hartmann heinrich wirz in zurich, switzerland, the son of hans caspar wirz, a tailor, and sophie barbara philipp. On this day in 1865, henry wirz, a swiss immigrant and the commander of andersonville prison in georgia, is hanged for the murder of soldiers incarcerated there during the civil war wirz was. The author's description of the trial, conviction, and execution of wirz is extremely sympathetic and provides an alternative view of the confederacy in the civil war.
A defense of captain henry wirz by louis schade to the american public: intending to leave the united states, i feel it my duty before i start to fulfill a promise which, a few hours before his death, i gave to my unfortunate client, captain henry wirz, who was executed at washington on the 10th of november 1865. The andersonville/henry wirz collection is a group of 16 manuscripts and two clippings relating to the prison in general and to wirz's trial an initial group of six items ( msn/cw 0200-1 to msn/cw 0200-4) documents a wife's application for the back pay of her husband, andersonville prisoner stephen f sullivan, a sergeant in company h, 2nd. Confederate officer henry wirz was at the end of the civil war perhaps the second-most hated person in america, after john wilkes booth, writes greg bailey for the new republic his trial. Henry wirz was a swiss immigrant, who settled in louisiana before the civil war he enlisted in the confederate army and by 1864 held the rank of captain captain (later major) henry wirz was appointed commandant of the confederate prisoner of war (pow) camp at andersonville, georgia, a few months.
Heinrich hartmann wirz better known as henry wirz (november 25, 1823 - november 10, 1865) was a swiss-born confederate officer in the american civil warhe is best known for his command of camp sumter, the confederate prisoner-of-war camp near andersonville, georgia. The majority of the guilty got away with it, but the trial of captain henry wirz was primitive political justice the most significant aspects, in defense of wirz was that the charge was far reaching, and no names were given which made it impossible to cross examine. Henry wirz, former commander of the infamous confederate prison at andersonville, georgia, was hanged on november 10, 1865 in washington, dc swiss-born wirz was assigned to the command at andersonville on march 27, 1864.
Henry wirz after graduating from the university of zurich he obtained medical degrees from paris and berlin wirz emigrated to the united states in 1849 and established a medical practice in kentucky. The andersonville prison trial: the trial of captain henry wirz (notable trials library) by general n p chipman and a great selection of similar used, new and collectible books available now at abebookscom. Wirz was arrested by a contingent of federal cavalry in may 1865, taken by rail to washington, dc, and held in the old capitol prison, where the federal government intended to place him on trial for conspiring to impair the lives of union prisoners of war. Henry wirz was born on november 25, 1823, in zurich, switzerland during the civil war he was commander of the infamous military prison at andersonville, where many union prisoners of war died as.
The civil war was a particularly brutal period in american history, and few places were as brutal as andersonville captain henry wirz was the commandant of andersonville prison and the only confederate soldier convicted and executed for war crimes during the civil war. Henry wirz trial red by james h wilson, and was kept in wilson's quarters until the trial date was setthe trial of henry wirz took place on august 23, 1865 while on trial he was being tried for thirteen counts of m rates stated that wirz was given complete authority over all of the andersonville prison. The trial and death of henry wirz with other matters pertaining thereto by anony see more like this the tragedy of andersonville trial of captain henry wirz the prison keeper by n brand new. Lt col np chipman is the army prosecutor, otis baker the defense attorney and gen lew wallace the judge in the trial of henry wirz, the confederate officer who ran a prisoner of war camp in andersonville, which saw 14,000 union prisoners die from cruel neglect. Henry wirz (1823-1865) remains one of the most controversial figures of the american civil war reviled in the north for his role as commandant of the notorious confederate prison camp at andersonville, georgia, wirz was tried in the summer of 1865 in washington, dc and condemned to death.
Iv a brief comparative survey of responsibility in military hierarchies 517 a international law: the nuremburg trials 517 clude the trial of henry wirz. A narrative of andersonville drawn from the evidence elicited on the trial of henry wirz, the jailer by ambrose spencer a narrative of andersonville drawn from the evidence elicited on the trial of henry wirz, the jailer. Heinrich hartmann wirz better known as henry wirz (november 25, 1823 - november 10, 1865) was a swiss-born confederate officer in the american civil war he is best known for his command of camp sumter , the confederate prisoner-of-war camp near andersonville , georgia he was tried and executed after the war for conspiracy and murder relating to his command of the camp. Search calendar « previous jan january feb february mar march apr april may may jun june jul july aug august sep september oct october nov november dec december.
It looks like you've lost connection to our server please check your internet connection or reload this page. Wirz' controversial trial was a national sensation, covered by newspapers just a couple months after the trial of accused conspirators in the assassination of abraham lincoln officials who decided to try the officer in a military -- rather than a civilian -- court said the country was in some ways still in a state of war.
Trial of henry wirz : letter from the secretary of war ad interim, in answer to a resolution of the house of april 16, 1866, transmitting a summary of the trial of henry wirz by united states congress (40th, 2nd session : 1867-1868. Second geological survey of pennsylvania: report of progress g6 published by the board of commissioners a narrative of andersonville the trial of henry wirz by. Trial of henry wirz: letter from the secretary of war ad interim, in answer to a resolution of the house of april 16, 1866, transmitting a summary of the trial of henry wirz, part 1 issue 23 of ex doc. Hartmann heinrich wirz -henry—was born in switzerland in 1823 he was practicing medicine in louisiana when the civil war began wirz was eventually assigned to the staff of general john winder, who was in charge of confederate prisoner of war camps.