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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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Prison Camp Reconstruction in the News

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Reconstruction efforts have received some publicity recently from local news outlets. WENY News, local in Elmira NY and surrounding areas, aired a piece in September highlighting the efforts to reconstruct this landmark part of history. View it here:

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