Table of Biographies
Famous Trials
The Trial of Captain Henry Wirz
Commandant Andersonville Prison
[Student-prepared Site]
Table of Trial Excerpts
Impact of Trial
Execution of Henry Wirz

Captain Henry Wirz
Maps of Andersonville
Controversies of the Trial
Death Log Kept at Andersonville
Theatrical Portrayals of The Trial and Andersonville 
An Introduction by Bill Carnes and Troy Drew
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. His conviction is in controversy still today. To some, he is guilty of atrocities not repeated until NAZI Germany, and to others, he is a martyr for the Great Southern Cause.

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These materials were prepared as part of a class assignment for The Seminar in Famous Trials course at the University of Missouri-K.C. School of Law. The use of any sound or images in the trials sites is in furtherance of the educational mission of the Seminar.