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Henry Wirz

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Henry Wirz
Hartmann Heinrich Wirz

25 November 1823
Zurich, Switzerland
Died10 November 1865 (aged 41)
Washington D.C, United States of America
Cause of deathExecution by Hanging

Henry Wirz, born Hartmann Heinrich Wirz (25 November 1823 - 10 November 1865) was a Swiss-American officer who joined the Confederate States Army in the American Civil War. He was executed in 1865 after he was accused of overseeing 13,000 Union detainees die from illness.

Henry Wirz was born on 25 November 1823 in Zurich, Switzerland.