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Prisoners Who Testified at the Trial of Henry Wirz

wirz-trial

The Trial of Henry Wirz

Harper's Weekly

At the end of the Civil War, Captain Henry Wirz was arrested and prosecuted for his involvment at Andersonville. He was the most famous of the nearly 1,000 individuals to be prosecuted for violating the laws of war.

During his trial, more than 140 guards, Confederate officials, prisoners, civilians, and Federal officials testified about Wirz's management of the prison.

 

Name

Prosecution or Defense

Unit

Union (U) or Confederate (C)

Pages

Wilson, Mark D.

P

n/a

U

17-20

Gibbs, Col. George C.

P

n/a

C

20-26

Bates, Dr. John C.

P

n/a

C

27-43

Barrows, Dr. A.V.

P

27th MA Inf

U

43-61

Kellogg, Robert H.

P

16th CT Inf

U

61-66

Alcoke, Thomas C.

P

72nd OH Inf

U

66-69

Corbett, Boston

P

16th NY Cav

U

69-77

Brown, Samuel D.

P

101st PA Inf

U

77-78

Brown, Jaco

P

101st PA Inf

U

79-81

Roy, Dr. G.G.

P

n/a

C

81-85

Vanderkieft, Dr. B.A.

P

n/a

U

85-93

Keyser, Joseph D.

P

120th NY Inf

U

93-99

Persons, Alexander

P

55th GA

C

99-104

Clark, Benhamin F.

P

n/a

C

104-106

Van Valkenburg, James

P

n/a

C

106-108

Castlen, Dr. F.G.

P

3rd GA Res.

C

108-109

Spring, Andrew J.

P

16th CT

U

109-117

Allen, Nazareth

P

3rd GA Reserves

C

117-120

Heath, John F.

P

GA Reserves

C

121-124

Dillard, William

P

GA Reserves

C

124-126

Huneycutt, Calvin

P

GA Reserves

C

127-130

Mohan, James

P

3rd GA Reserves

C

130-132

Hall, Samuel

P

n/a

C

132-135

Belcher, O.S.

P

16th IL Cav

U

135-140

Davidson, James K.

P

4th Iowa Cav

U

140-146

Wright, Capt. J.H.

P

n/a

C

147-148, 233, 405-407

Fannin, Col. James H

P

1st GA Reserves

C

148

Hosmer, Major A.A.

P

n/a

U

148

Hall, Thomas

P

USMC

U

148-151

Balser, Dr. William

P

n/a

U

151-152

Clancy, James

P

48th NY Inf

U

152-154

Fairbanks, Oliver

P

9th NY Cav

U

154-157

Clark, Nelson J.

P

7th PA VRC

U

157-159

Halley, P. Vincent

P

72nd NY Inf

U

159-161

Kellogg, Edward S.

P

20th NY Inf

U

161-163

Achuff, Joseph

P

24th OH Inf

U

163-169

Bussinger, Daniel W.

P

10th PA Res

U

169-172

Terrell, Horatio

P

72nd OH Inf

U

172-174

Merton, Robert

P

97th PA Inf

U

174-176

Maddox, Frank

P

35th USCT

U

176-181

Adler, Joseph

P

2nd MA Cav

U

181-187

Jennings, William H

P

8th USCT

U

187-188

Way, Thomas N.

P

1st OH Vols

U

188-191

Stearns, D.H.

P

1st USS (Berdan's)

U

191-193

Kennell, Alexander

P

7th OH Cav

U

193-194

Scott, William Willis

P

6th WV Cav

U

194-195

Pond, L.S.

P

2nd NY Hvy Art

U

195-197

Mundy, Rufus

P

75th OH Inf

U

197-198

Kellogg, Abner

P

40th OH Inf

U

198-199

Smith, Sidney

P

14th CT

U

199-200

Brunner, Grotfeld

P

14th CT

U

200-201

Horne, Thomas

P

102nd NY Inf

U

201-202

Corrigan, Bernard

P

2nd OH

U

202-205

Case, John

P

47th NY

U

205-206

Richardson, Edward

P

n/a

C

206-208

Williams, Charles T.

P

1st NY Cav

U

208-212

Tracy, Prescott

P

59th NY

U

212-217

Crouse, William

P

7th PA Res

U

217-219

Selph, C.M.

P

n/a

C

219-233, 237-239

Chandler, D.T.

P

n/a

C

239-250

Pasque, John

P

USS Wissahickon

U

250-252

Marshall, James

P

42nd NY Inf

U

252-254

Peebles, William

P

n/a

C

254-256

Crandall, W.W.

P

4th Iowa Inf

U

256-262, 367-368

Van Buren, Willis

P

2nd NY Cav

U

262-269

Wilson, Maj-Gen J.H.

P

US Army

U

269-276

Welling, Lt. Col George

P

4th KY Cav

U

276-278

Bradley, Patrick

P

2nd MA

U

278-279

Fisher, John

P

8th USCT

U

279-280

Lull, Henry C.

P

146th NY Inf

U

280-281

De La Baume, Felix

P

39th NY Inf

U

282-287

Hamilton, William John

P

n/a

C

287-294

Tibbles, Charles E.

P

4th IA Inf

U

294-298

Goldsmith, John

P

14th IL Inf

U

298-301

Culver, Jasper

P

1st WI Inf

U

301-309

Kean, R.T.H.

P

n/a

C

309-311

Davenport, W.T.

P

n/a

C

311-314

Moore, Capt. James

P

n/a

U

314-315

Younker, John L.

P

12th US Inf

U

315-319

Stone, James P

P

2nd VT Vols

U

319-323

Conway, George

P

3rd NY Art

U

323-325

Orcott, D.S.

P

11th PA Cav

U

325-326

Bogle, Major Archibald

P

12th USCT

U

326-327

Bull, William

P

Mean's Independent Loudon Rangers, VA (loyal)

U

327-330

Griffin, W.A.

P

n/a

C

330-331

Burns, James H.

P

10th CT Inf

U

331-332

Thornburg, Dr. Amos

P

n/a

C

332-343

Blair, A.G.

P

122nd NY Inf

U

323-345

Russell, Charles H.

P

1st WI Cav

U

345-347, 366-367

O'Hare, Bernard

P

6th NY Cav

U

347-348

Walker, John Burns

P

141st PA Inf

U

348-352

Snee, Hugh R.

P

39th IL Inf

U

352-354

Smith, Sidney B.

P

26th AL

C

354-355

Spencer, Ambrose

P

n/a

C

355-362

Head, Dr. B.J.

P

n/a

C

362-366

Riker, Samuel

P

8th NJ Vols

U

366-369

Smith, Charles E.

P

4th US Cav

U

36-371

Dykes, Benjamin

P

n/a

C

371-372

Henman, Ambrose

P

4th US Cav

U

372-373

Walsh, Thomas

P

74th NY Inf

U

373-376

Hopkins, Dr. G.S.

P

n/a

C

376-379

Harrold, U.B.

P

n/a

C

379-381

Rice, Dr. G.L.B.

P

n/a

C

381-383

French, Capt. Wilson

P

17th CT Vols

U

383-384

Griffin, J.R.

P

8th GA Cav

C

384

Alden, J. Everett

P

4th VT Vols

U

384-388

Tate, Robert

P

52nd PA Vols

U

388-390

Andrews, Samuel J.M.

P

17th ILL Inf

U

390-391

Francis, William B.

P

75th OH

U

391-393

Cain, John A.

P

CA Cav Battalion

U

393-396

Gray, George W.

P

7th IN Cav

U

397-405

Dyer, Lewis

P

12th USCT

U

405-413

Crandall, W.W.

D

4th Iowa

U

413-416

Marsh, Dr. M.M.

P

US San Commiss

U

416-419

Jones, J.B.

P

n/a

C

419-421

Cashmyer, Philip

P

n/c

C

421-422

Flewellan, Dr. E.A.

P

n/a

C

422-425

Hamilton, Rev. W.J.

D

n/a

C

425-426

Whelan, Rev. Peter

D

n/a

C

426-432

Fannin, Col. James H

D

1st GA Res

C

432-448

Heath, John F.

D

3rd GA Res

C

448-451

Castlen, Dr. F.G.

D

3rd GA Res

C

451-455

Parsons, A.W.

D

55th GA

C

455-466

Allen, Nazareth

D

GA Reserves

C

466-471

Flewellen, Dr. E.A.

D

n/a

C

471-478

Wright, Capt. JH

D

55th GA

C

478-490

Hall, Samuel

D

n/a

C

490-496

Hammack, W.D.

D

55th GA

C

496-512

Bardo, Vincenzio (aka GIUSEPPE BARDO)

D

39th NY INF

U

512-513

Guscetti, Frederick

D

47th NY Inf

U

513-528

Manoni, Antonio

D

7th CT

U

528

Thuringer, Joseph

D

18th Veteran Reserves

U

529-530

Moesner, Augustus

D

16th CT

U

536-557

Fechtner, George

D

1st KY Mounted Rifles

U

557-585

Gleich, August

D

8th PA Cav

U

585-588

Harris, Martin

D

5th NY Art

U

588-604

Roth, Frederick

D

2nd NY Cav

U

604-607

Rawson, Mary

D

n/a

C

607-608

Richardson, Edward

D

n/a

C

608-609

Duncan, Rev. E.B.

D

n/a

C

609-612

Selph, Capt. C.M.

D

C

613-618, 702-703

Jones, Dr. Joseph

D

n/a

C

618-642

Gilmore, Capt. Samuel

P

39th IL Vols

U

642-646

Ruffun, Lt. Col F.G.

D

n/a

C

646-651

Kellogg, Robert H.

D

16th CT

U

651-653

French, Major S.B.

D

n/a

C

653-655

Roy, Dr. GG

D

n/a

C

656-658

Armstrong, Capt James W.

D

n/a

C

659-662

Bates, Dr. John

D

n/a

C

662-668

Proctor, Maj George L

D

n/a

C

668-672

Dilley, Benjamin

D

54th PA Inf

U

672-683

Hille, Frederick W.

D

2nd DE Inf

U

683-686

Boate, Edward Wellington

D

42nd NY Inf

U

687-702

Hunt, Samuel

P

U

703

Wirz, Henry

-

-

-

704-721

Chipman, N.P.

P

-

U

722-803

Dr. Bates & Ford

803-805

J. Holt

808-814

Did You Know?

A corn plant growing next to a prisoner shelter

A small number of Andersonville prisoners were able to grow crops such as beans and corn. Prisoner diaries and sketches mention this fact and a photograph taken in the summer of 1864 shows corn stalks growing near a shelter. Such an undertaking would require constant guard and demonstrates that prisoners knew they might be captives at Andersonville for quite some time.