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to disperse them to Millen and elsewhere, as in his judgment might be best for their health, comfort, and safety.
In July he made arrangements to procure vegetables, recommended details of men to cultivate gardens, and that hospital accommodations should be constructed outside of the prison; all of which recommendations were approved, and as far as practicable executed.
In September General Winder, with the main body of the prisoners, removed first to Millen, Georgia, and then to Florence, South Carolina.
Major Wirz thereafter remained in command at Andersonville, and the testimony of Chief Surgeon Stevenson, of the hospital at Andersonville, bears testimony to the success with which Wirz improved the post, and the good effect produced upon the health of the prisoners.
This unfortunate man—who, under the severe temptation to which he was exposed before his execution, exhibited honor and fidelity strongly in contrast with his tempters and persecutors—now it appears, was the victi