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Turner, John Wesley (1833-1899) [Special Orders No. 64 ordering the release of Richard Bayly WInder from Libby Prison]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07271.06.02 Author/Creator: Turner, John Wesley (1833-1899) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Manuscript document Date: 11 April 1866 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Summary of Content: Copy of document by General Turner and Assistant Adjutant General William L. Hulbert. Pursuant to the instructions of the secretary of war, Winder was to be released from the prison in Richmond, Virginia, where he had been held for his role in the mistreatment of Union prisoners of war at Andersonville Prison.

Background Information: Major Richard Bayly Winder served as Quartermaster throughout the Civil War. He was a cousin of Gen. John H. Winder and was implicated in the mistreatment of prisoners at Andersonville ...Prison.See More

People: Turner, John Wesley, 1833-1899
Hulbert, William L., fl. 1866
Winder, Richard Bayly, 1828-1894

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesPrisoner of WarPrison CampAtrocity

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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