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John Henry Winder
Birth: Feb. 21, 1800
Somerset County
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1865
Florence County
South Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. As the officer responsible for Confederate Prisons, he is almost universally vilified for the deplorable conditions in nearly all the prisons in the South. He has been accused of deliberately starving Union Prisoners, and creating the brutal and deadly conditions in stockades such as Andersonville. In truth the conditions were created by the entire breakdown of the Confederacy in general, who at times could not even feed its own troops and people, much less its prisoners. There is no evidence that Winder deliberately created the conditions, which also existed in many Northern Prisons that had just as deadly and deplorable conditions for its Southern Prisoners. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  William Henry Winder (1775 - 1824)
  Gertrude Polk Winder (1781 - 1872)
  Elizabeth Murkland Winder
  John Henry Winder (1800 - 1865)
  William H Winder (1808 - 1879)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Plot: Beech Area # 1, Lot 13
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 21, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 4879
John Henry Winder
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John Henry Winder
Added by: Russ Dodge
John Henry Winder
Added by: Russ Dodge
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Since Gen. Winder was a graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1820, a summary career biography of him is given in entry #242 in Cullum's Biographical Register of the Graduates of the Military Academy; it is online.
- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Jan. 24, 2017

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- rhondajo
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