Wednesday, May 21, 2014

American Civil War Fact Twenty Four

There were only two people convicted of war crimes in the Civil War. The first was Captain Henry Wirz who was tried and executed for crimes associated with his command of the prison camp at Andersonville, GA. The second was Champ Ferguson who operated as a Confederate guerrilla during the war and was tried and executed for killing by his own admission over 100 Union soldiers and pro-Union civilians.

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