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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 10, 1865

Wirz Hanged in Washington, D.C.

Henry Wirz, interior commander of the Confederate military prison at Andersonville, Georgia, was hanged in Washington D.C. Wirz maintained his innocence until the end. He was the only Confederate military officer executed for actions during the war.

Image of Wirz Hanged in Washington, D.C. Death Warrant Being Read to Henry Wirz
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Image of Wirz Hanged in Washington, D.C. Adjusting the Rope for Execution of Henry Wirz
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Image of Wirz Hanged in Washington, D.C. Hooded Body of Henry Wirz Hanging from Scaffold, with Soldiers in Trees and the Capitol in Background
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