He was met by the officer in command of our guard, who saluted and inquired: "Is this Captain Wirtz?"
As Captain Wirtz would not take us, something must be done with us.
Wirtz, his efforts to better the condition of prisoners, 216.
He said he had been included in the sentence against Wirtz, but had escaped.
Nothing would be done with him, as the executive had only pluck enough to hang two poor devils such as Wirtz and Mrs. Surratt.
He was always abusing Lincoln, and was especially strict and disagreeable, even more so than his superior, Wirtz.
Capt. Wirtz convened a trial court composed of prisoners who observed all the forms of law in the trial of these desperadoes.
In the early summer, Capt. Wirtz issued to the prisoners picks and shovels, with which to dig wells for increased water supply.
A military court after the close of the war convicted Wirtz of excessive cruelty, and he was executed in November, 1865.
We afterwards heard the old man was hung with the Wirtz gang.