The Courthouse Players, a theatrical group of local lawyers and judges, will perform “The Andersonville Trial.” The play depicts the 1865 trial of Captain Henry Wirz, the only person tried for war crimes after the Civil War. He commanded the Andersonville Prison, where nearly 14,000 Union soldiers died of starvation and disease.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Stone Laboratory. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the renovation of Cooke Castle on Gibraltar Island, constructed in 1864 and 1865 by Civil War financier Jay Cooke.
Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online, but if the event is not sold out, tickets will be available at the gate.