Henry Wirz trial
Wirz was captured by James H. Wilson, and was kept in Wilson's quarters until the trial date was set.
The trial of Henry Wirz took place on August 23, 1865. While on trial he was being tried for thirteen counts of murder, assault and battery, torture and other offences against the United States during the Civil War. Not only was Wirz the first person to be prosecuted for war crimes by the United States he was the only person from the Civil War.
Wirz had all the odds against him, the chief prosecutor was Judge Advocate Colonel N.P. Chipman. Chipman came prepared to take on Wirz, there were…
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