The Horrors of Andersonville Rebel Prison; Trial of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer; Jefferson Davis' Defense of Andersonville Prison Fully Refut

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9781230436388: The Horrors of Andersonville Rebel Prison; Trial of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer; Jefferson Davis' Defense of Andersonville Prison Fully Refut
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... Mr. Davis makes passing mention of the charge that blood-hounds were used to capture escaped prisoners, but dismisses the subject with the mere statement that "he had been informed that some fox and deer-hounds were used to track prisoners, and that no blood-hounds were used." But the evidence showed that ferocious dogs were used and were the means of several deaths. The second article (February), is confined exclusively to a discussion of the cartel and to charges made against the Federal Government for cruelty to rebel prisoners in northern prisons. It must be conceded, however, that Federal cruelty established does not disprove rebel cruelty at Andersonville. One cannot close Mr. Davis' papers without regretting that he submitted so little proof tending to show that popular opinion at the North about Andersonville has been exaggerated. Mr. Davis' points may be thus summarized: First: That the sufferings at Andersonville were not cruel or unusual. Second: That the rebel authorities were in no wise responsible for the suffering. Third: That Wirz was judicially murdered. Fourth: That his trial was a farce and was aimed at the Confederacy, and finally: Fifth: That the Federal Government offered a pardon to Wirz if he would implicate Mr. Davis. CHAPTER II. Organization or The Court--Charges And Specifications--Names Of Members Of The Court--Findings Of The Court. The trial of Henry Wirz in many respects brought to light the most startling chapter in the history of the rebellion. Some interesting facts relating to that trial have never been made public; other facts were brought out by the record, of the greatest significance, but were buried out of sight by the universal demand that this human rmonster on trial should not escape punishment;...

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