Ima Ryma

Henry Wirz - Poem by Ima Ryma

During the U.S. Civil War,
Southerner Henry Wirz did run
Prison, 'Andersonville' of lore
Where mass atrocities were done.
Wirz was cruel, but records do show
He asked superiors for aid.
But Jefferson Davis said no.
Petitions to the North, Wirz made,
Sending some prisoners to try
Prisoner exchange to instate.
The North said no - winning was why.
The end of war brought Wirz' end fate.

Andersonville horror songs sang,
Scapegoat Henry Wirz did hang.

Topic(s) of this poem: history

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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