Captain Henry Wirz

Captain Henry Wirz (HMR0M)

Location: Andersonville, GA 31711 Sumter County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 11.75', W 84° 8.395'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 127 views
Inscription

1823 - 1865

Captain Henry Wirz, under the immediate command of Brigadier-General John H. Winder, C.S.A., absent on sick leave, August 1864, commanded the inner prison at Camp Sumter, April 12, 1864 to May 7, 1865. To the best of his ability he tried to obtain food and medicine for Federal prisoners and permitted some to go to Washington in a futile attempt to get prisoners exchanged. He was tried for failure to provide food and medicines for Federals imprisoned here — though his guards ate the same food — and mortality was as high among Confederate guards as among prisoners. Of him, Eliza Frances Andrews, Georgia writer, said, "Had he been an angel from heaven, he could not have changed the pitiful tale of privation and hunger unless he had possessed the power to repeat the miracle of the loaves and fishes." Refusing to implicate others he gave his life for the South, November 10, 1865.
Details
HM NumberHMR0M
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Tags
Marker Number129-2
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 9:07am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 769623 N 3565730
Decimal Degrees32.19583333, -84.13991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 11.75', W 84° 8.395'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 11' 45.00" N, 84° 8' 23.70" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 N Oglethorpe St, Andersonville GA 31711, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. This marker needs at least one picture.
  7. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  8. Is the marker in the median?