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Trial of Henry Wirz

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Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Subject:
Social Studies
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Georgia Performance Standards
High School (United States History) SSUSH9
Middle School (8th Grade GA Studies) SS8H6
Elementary School (5th Grade Social Studies – American History) SS5H1

Published at the request of Congress, this government document provides a transcript of the trial of Captain Wirz. In the words of the compiler, "It is arranged in narrative form for the sake of compactness and as being more easily read, the exact language of each witness being given as nearly as practicable. In cases where the meaning of a witness is doubtful or his answer evasive, and also where the testimony is of great importance, the questions and answers have been given."
 

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VIEW:
http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/Wirz-trial.pdf
PUBLISHER:
United States. 40th Congress, 2d Session. 1867-1868. House Executive Document No. 23
PUBLISHED DATE:
1868
TYPE:
Report or Paper

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Last updated: November 2, 2018