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 Posted: Thu Dec 21st, 2006 01:59 pm
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As in many high-profile trials, Wirz was convicted on narrow charges, murder (7 specific counts, I believe) as opposed to a more nebulous 'crimes against humanity'.  You can only hang a man once, after all, but historians can convict forever ;)

He and the Lincoln conspirators pretty much took care of the North's remarkably low level of blood lust.

 

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HankC

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