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The war criminal and the immigrant patriot

Did you miss the recent ceremony honoring a Connecticut Civil War veteran? You probably did, because it was held this past Sunday in Andersonville, Georgia. The memorial for Captain Henry Wirz has been celebrated every year since 1908 by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Henry Wirz was a Confederate war criminal, hanged in 1865 by the United States government. He was in charge of the notorious Andersonville Prison, which held 45,000 Union soldiers.