War Between the States

The Execution of Andersonville Commandant Captain Henry Wirz

8 pages. Front page headlines: WIRZ. Details of His Execution. The Parting of the Prisoner with Winder. He Charges His Old Companion in Crime to Redeem His Character from the Stain Upon It. Gloomy Scene at the Scaffold. The Prisoner Persists in Declaring His Innocence to the End. Affecting Letter to the President. Details of an Attempt at Suicide on the Part of Wirz. His Wife, in Kissing Him, Introduces Strychnine Into His Mouth. General Baker Chokes Him and Forces Him to Disgorge It. His Body Buried With Those of the Conspirators. WASHINGTON. Important Announcement of the President's Policy. The Proceedings of the North Carolina Convention Submitted to Him. He is Solicited to Declare the State Restored to Her Former Condition in the Union. Appeal for the Repeal of the Congressional Test Oath. Reply of the President. The Acceptation of the Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Slavery Necessary to a Complete Restoration. The Provisional Governors of North and South Carolina Instructed to Exercise the Functions of Their Offices Until Otherwise Ordered. The Available Strength of the Army of the Republic Upwards of 180,000. Satisfactory Progress on the Indian Treaties. News From Fortress Monroe. Rumored Arrival of General Robert E. Lee. Troops Withdrawn From Suffolk. Much more news of the day. Slight paper loss at the right edge and bottom corner which does not affect any content. Otherwise in very fine condition. Excellent content concerning the execution of Andersonville Prison Commandant, Henry Wirz.

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