Carte-de-visite

Outdoor portrait of the old Capitol Prison in Washington D. C., ID'd in ink also mentions that this is where "Wirz The Assassin was Hung" Wirz refers to Captain Henry Wirz who was the Commadant of Andersonville Prison, who was the only member of the Confederate military to be hung after the war. He defended himself by saying that he was only following orders. Image by G.D. Wakely of Washington D.C. Wirz was the first American tried for war crimes.

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0973
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier