Andersonville in Sumter County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Captain Henry Wirz
1823 - 1865
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 129-2.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 32° 11.75′ N, 84° 8.395′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is at the intersection of Ellaville Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andersonville / Father Peter Whelan (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wirz Monument (about 500 feet away); Camp Sumter Confederate Prison Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Star Fort (approx. half a mile away); Stockade Branch (approx. half a mile away); The Commandant's Perspective (approx. half a mile away); The Prison Hospital (approx. half a mile away); World of Lost Spirits (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
Regarding Captain Henry Wirz. It is difficult to find a completely balanced account of Captain Wirz's trial and execution, one of only two individuals executed for war crimes following the Civil War. Over time it does seem that the view of Captain Wirz as a war criminal deserving death has softened.
Also see . . . Henry Wirz. The Wikipedia entry for Captain Henry Wirz. (Submitted on February 19, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,240 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.