Monuments

Monuments

The Wirz Monument


The Wirz Monument was dedicated in 1909 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy to commemorate, and exonerate, Captain Heinrich Hartmann Wirz who served as the commander of the Andersonville Civil War Prison between 1864-65. Wirz was hanged in Washington, DC in 1865 with a conviction of murder and conspiracy by a military tribunal.


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Obelisk

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United States

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The United Daughters of the Confederacy
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Andersonville National Historic Site
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