Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison

Here’s Professor Carole Emberton of SUNY-B delivering a lecture on Henry Wirz and Andersonville Prison. She takes on the myth that Andersonville was no worse than other camps, particularly Elmira.

The video’s description reads, “Professor Carole Emberton talked about Andersonville Prison, the Confederate Civil War military prison where 13,000 Union soldiers died, and the trial of its commander, Henry Wirz. She also spoke about the halt of the prisoner exchange program towards the end of the war and how the Wirz trial was used as a precedent for later war crimes proceedings.”

This is a really good class with some great information, placing Wirz and Andersonville into historical context.


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