John H. Winder was a
Confederate general who served as provost marshal of Richmond (1862–1864) and commissary general of
Confederate prisons (1864–1865) during the American Civil War (1861–1865). A career military officer, Winder served
with distinction during both the Second Seminole War (1835–1842) and the Mexican War
(1846–1848), but faced criticism from Union officials and, subsequently, historians
for his management of Richmond's wartime prisons and, beginning in Ju. . .
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