Tuesday, August 1, 2017

General John Henry Winder, CSA-- Part 1: Commander of Confederate Prisons

This last Monday, July 24, I wrote about Salisbury, Maryland, wanting to take down a marker to John Winder, a Confederate general.  It was erected by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission in the 1960s.

I wasn't sure I had ever heard of this general before, but it turns out I had.

From Andersonville National Historic Site.

General John Henry Winder

West Point graduate, served during the Mexican War.

Resigned his Federal commission in April 1861 and joined the Confederate Army where he was appointed provost marshal and put in command of Union prisoners in Richmond.  Late commanded all prisons in Alabama and Georgia. and for a time made his headquarters at Andersonville.

--Old Secesh

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