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Collection Reference Number GLC07271.04
From Archive Folder Collection of sixteen documents from an archive of the Quartermaster of Andersonville Prison 
Title Admission ticket to the hanging of Captain Henry Wirz at the Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
Date 8 November 1865
Author Russell, G.B. (fl. 1865)  
Document Type Miscellany
Content Description Wirz's hanging is not mentioned but the date of admission is 10 November 1865, the day he was hanged at the Old Capital Prison. Small yellow printed card. The name of the bearer has been scratched out.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Union Forces  Prisoner of War  Prison Camp  Death Penalty  Death  Atrocity  
People Russell, G. B. (fl. 1865)  Wirz, Henry (1823-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War; Law
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Captain Henry Wirz was the commandant of Andersonville Prison; he was tried and executed for war crimes in 1865.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945