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Henry Wirz, Former Commander of Confederate Prison Was Hanged


Colored sketch of prison camp

A prisoner in a Union prison camp included this sketch with a letter to a cousin in 1864

CREDIT: “Letter with colored sketch, James W. Duke to an unidentified cousin, written from a Union prison camp, 31 August 1864,” Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction Number A18

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