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 John Henry Winder

John Henry Winder

Birth
Somerset County, Maryland, USA
Death 7 Feb 1865 (aged 64)
Florence, Florence County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Beech Area # 1, Lot 13
Memorial ID 4879 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 21 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Winder (21 Feb 1800–7 Feb 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4879, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .