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This resulted in 26 reprieves and no executions between March and October 1948, giving a total for the year of just eight. The Act authorized in rem procedures against the property of Southern rebels and their sympathizers, redirecting proceeds to law enforcement to wage the war on crime, the Act stated that the properties seized were to be used for supporting the Union cause in waging its war. Georgia's Alexander "Little Alec" Stephens, is also elected unanimously, as Vice-President. February 27, 1864 - Andersonville Prison. The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia, the largest Confederate military prison during the American Civil War.