War Crimes Trial of Henry Wirz

Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died.… read more

Paul Finkelman talked about the military trial of Henry Wirz, the Confederate commander of Andersonville Prison, where approximately 13,000 Union prisoners died. The concept of war crimes was established as a result of his trial.

“Henry Wirz and the Concept of War Crimes: Vengeance or Justice” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society 2014 Spring Conference “A Just and Lasting Peace: Ending the Civil War", held in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It was the eleventh symposium in the series, "The National Capitol in a Nation Divided: Congress and the District of Columbia Confront Sectionalism and Slavery.” close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 26, 2014 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 08, 2015 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jul 26, 2014 | 9:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 27, 2014 | 1:22am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2014 | 1:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2014 | 7:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 07, 2014 | 3:32pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 08, 2014 | 7:32am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 31, 2015 | 5:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 01, 2015 | 3:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 08, 2015 | 9:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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