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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
dersonville prison. A Northern witness for Captain Wirz. From N., La., Picayune, July 26, 1908. educed to the expedient of making one of Captain Henry Wirz the Commandant of the Confederate prison000 soldiers, etc. The court implicated with Wirz, President Davis and members of his Cabinet andtioned were never brought to trial. On Nov. 6, Wirz was sentenced to death, and four days afterwardt will be noted that the trial and execution of Wirz was resorted to as a means of implicating the hhe Confederate Government, and it is known that Wirz was offered life and liberty if he would charge has appeared in the form of A defense of Major Henry Wirz, by two Northern soldiers, James Madison ethought, wet, boggy, miry, and a swamp. Captain Wirz has been so often characterized as a monstes of the prison, I approached and saluted. Captain Wirz, I believe, said I. Yes, sir. May I speak of 1861-65 was shameful, and the murder of Captain Wirz to divert public attention from the real au[2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.2 (search)
intention of seeing Mr. Davis. The prisoners were soon moved, but they would probably have been moved earlier had Davis seen the Chandler report. In 1865 when Wirz, the Commandant at Andersonville, was tried and hanged, a strong effort was made to prove that Mr. Davis had known of this report and that he had deliberately caused the Andersonville prisoners to suffer. Wirz was even offered his life, it is said, if he would implicate Davis, but he withstood the temptation. The Northern historians have generally asserted that Davis had seen the Chandler report, and consequently have held him responsible for the suffering that resulted after the date ofw of the document to which you refer of the attempt to make Colonel Chandler implicate me in neglecting the sufferings of prisoners. I had heard of offers made to Wirz the night before his execution, to give him a pardon if he would criminate me. I would be glad to have such a statement as you offer to make, and if Colonel Chandl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The monument to Captain Henry Wirz. (search)
de towards the erection of a monument to Captain Henry Wirz in Richmond, but as yet there has been nral. He says: When the accursed soul of Captain Wirz floated into the corridors of hell, the deves government towards it prisoners. When Captain Wirz was being tried, I was at that time not farthat part of Virginia regarded the trial of Captain Wirz as a political crime. We were satisfied theriod that we are ashamed of. But, as to Captain Wirz; Henry Wirz, an educated gentleman and physners under his charge. As to the accusation of Wirz beating prisoners, the fact of his having a broto testify in Wirz's behalf. In the trial of Wirz, certain Federal prisoners swore that he killedleave in Augusta, Ga., at the time. When Captain Wirz was offered pardon if he would implicate Prse and degrade the people he represented. If Wirz had shot down 7,000 Federal prisoners, still thew in the woods. So far as a monument to Captain Wirz is concerned, the ladies of the South are g[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Index. Adams, Charles Francis, 294 Alien and Sedition Acts, 64 Alstadt Grays, Roster of, 16 American Sun never sets on U. S. flag, 71 Anderson, Gen. Joseph R., 256 Andersonville Prison, 1 Location healthful and salubrious, 5 Its humane commander, Wirz, 5 Rations at 6 Mortality between Federal and Confederate prisons contrasted, 7 226 President Davis in no way responsible for conditions at, 8 Appomattox C. H., Last of the 14th Va. Cavalry at, 13. Confederate Generals at, 15 Ashbrooke. W. M., 26 Augustin, James A., 140 Barksdale Gen. Wm., 17 Bartlett, U. S. H., Gen., 168 Battle Abbey of the Confederacy, Location of decided 166 Bond of Trustees of, 160 Beauregard, Gen. P. G. T., 76 Birdsong, J. C., 360 Black Horse Troop The. 297 Blandford Cemetery, Tribute of Love to Dead Buried there 186 Bloody Angle, Story of the, 206 Bond. E. Holmes 225 Bouldin, Capt. E. E, 13 Breckinridge, Gen. John C., at Meechums, 102 Brock, R. A., 28 Brooks, C