Thursday, March 14, 2013
The myth of war crimes at Andersonville & Yankee Justice
Comandant Wirz was charged with 13 allegations of murder, but not one single victim was named. How do you murder 13 people with several thousand witnesses and no one can name a victim?
Wirz was charged with conspiracy, who did he conspire with? Doesn’t it take more than one to make a conspiracy? No one other than Wirz was brought to trial.
One of the victims was supposedly killed on February 1, 1864. Wirz did not arrive at Andersonville until March.
Two victims Wirz supposedly killed in August 1864. Wirz was away on sick leave at the time.
145 of 160 witnesses said they had no knowledge of Wirz ever killing or mistreating anyone.
The dates given by the other witnesses didn’t match the dates on the charges against Wirz. So the court changed the dates. How convenient!
The Yankee court decided which witnesses could be called by the defense.
Several key witnesses were not allowed to testify for the defense.
One defense witness was arrested when he arrived to testify on Wirz’s behalf.
The prosecutions key witness claimed he personally saw Wirz kill two prisoners. The court gave him the commendations for his “zealous testimony” and rewarded him with a government job. Eleven days after Wirz was hanged a Union veteran recognized him as a deserter for a New York Regiment. The deserter was fired from his new job and promptly admitted that he committed perjury during the trial but, it was too late for Wirz…
Just one example of how Yankee wordsmiths have done a hackjob on the truth and use their monopoly of the media and education to enforce their myths.
Here is what one yankee pow said after the war. Edward Wellington Boate; page 190, ANDERSONVILLE: THE SOUTHERN PERSPECTIVE, edited by J.H. Segars, copyright 1995 –
“A policy like this is the quintessence of inhumanity, a disgrace to the Administration which carried it out, and a blot upon the country. You rulers who make the charge that the rebels intentionally killed off our men, when I can honestly swear they were doing everything in their power to sustain us, do not lay this flattering unction to your souls. You abandoned your brave men in their hour of their cruelest need. They fought for the Union, and you reached no hand out to save the old faithful, loyal, and devoted servants of the country. You may try to shift the blame from your own shoulders, but posterity will saddle the responsibility where it justly belongs.”
Portions taken from “The South Was Right” by the Kennedy brothers.