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Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

Join us as we work to Re-Construct portions of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Site

July 1864—July 1865
Over 12,000 Confederate prisoners were housed in a camp suited for 5,000.
Due to overcrowding, bitter winter conditions, inadequate food, medicine, shelter, clothing, medical staff, and outbreaks of dysentery, pneumonia, and smallpox; these factors caused the deaths of 2,963 prisoners who were later buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery.

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for checking out this project. We are very excited to be reconstructing such a relevant part of history, and are moving full steam ahead to get the real work underway. A major factor in determining the success of this campaign is funding and the availability of […]

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