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after the news of his conviction reached Richmond, Acting Secretary of War J. P. Benjamin issued an order to Brigadier-General John H. Winder to choose by lot, from among the Federal prisoners of war, of the highest rank, one who was to receive exactommission of so heinous a crime. Your obedient servant, (Signed) J. P. Benjamin, Acting Secretary of War. To Brig.-Gen. John H. Winder. The order was obeyed the next day, and Colonel Michael Corcoran of the Sixty-ninth New York was chosen by lot ed in administration by political influences. The Confederacy created no such office until November 21, 1864, when General Winder was appointed. After his death in February, 1865, General G. J. Pillow served for a few days, and was then succeededthe Confederacy it was too late to reduce chaotic conditions to order. When prisoners were kept chiefly in Richmond, General Winder had command, and had an undefined supervision over those outside. When the greater number of prisoners was sent Sout
ity was selected by Captain W. S. Winder, a son of General John H. Winder, then commanding the Department of Henrico. The pstream . . . between the hills was low and boggy. General John H. Winder was placed in charge of this prison and also of thdly shattered. On partial recovery he was assigned to General Winder for service in the prisons in Richmond, and in October he retained while prisoners were at Andersonville. General Winder, in June, telegraphed Adjutant-General Cooper that thee the prisoners properly. In the light of conditions, General Winder's reply is not devoid of a certain grim humor: You sp Camp Lawton, at Millen, Georgia, had been planned by General Winder early in the summer of 1864, after he had seen that thand there was considerable conflict of authority until General Winder was placed in charge of all prisons east of the Missis which would be adequate to shelter the multitude, but General Winder, after inspection, pronounced the place unfit for a pr
hese facts, perhaps, may explain—not excuse—the famous order of General Winder ordering the battery of artillery on duty at Andersonville to ould, the Confederate agent, asked General Grant, on Brigadier-General John H. Winder, C. S. A. John H. Winder was born in Maryland, wherJohn H. Winder was born in Maryland, where his family had been prominent for many years. He was a son of General W. H. Winder, commanding the American forces at the battle of Bladensondition of affairs is what gave rise to the famous order of General J. H. Winder for the battery of artillery on duty at Andersonville to opee, and hence in the prison history of the Confederacy, were General John H. Winder and Captain Henry Wirz. The former officer, who was a son s were not in City Point, Camp Douglas, and other prisons. General John H. Winder and Captain Henry Wirz were in constant terror of an uprisi A wounded Federal officer writes of the tenderness with which General Winder carried him in his arms, and yet Richmond drew a sigh of relief
te Congress for only limited periods. The larger number of arrests were made at first under what was known as the Alien Enemies Act, approved by the President August 8, 1861. On August 30th a commission was appointed on the suggestion of General J. H. Winder, who wrote to the Secretary of War that he believed that many of the prisoners who had been arrested should be discharged. A general jail delivery followed. The jealousy of arbitrary power common to the Southerner was shown by the attitued to cross the lines at such times and places as would result in their giving information to the Federals. A commission consisting of two citizens, John Randolph Tucker and James Lyon, was appointed on August 30th, on the suggestion of General J. H. Winder, who wrote to the Secretary of War on the 26th of August that he believed that many prisoners who had been arrested should be discharged. The commissioners at once entered on their work and a general jail delivery ensued. Military office