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The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the…

The execution of Henry Wirz, commandant of the (Confederate) Andersonville Prison, near the US Capitol moments after the trap door was sprung. Washington, D.C. Soldier springing the trap; men in trees and Capitol dome beyond. Photographed by Alexander A. Gardner on November 10, 1865. [Library of Congress] #civilwar #usa #washingtondc #history #americanhistory