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Elmira Prison Camp: Fosters Pond Looking West
Photographer: Scott J. Payne
Taken: June 19, 2014
Caption: Elmira Prison Camp: Fosters Pond Looking West
Additional Description: The medical staff went on to emphasize the problems with Foster's Pond..."This pond received the contents of the sinks and garbage of the camp until it became so offensive that vaults (sinks) were dug on the banks of the pond for sinks and the whole left a festering mass of corruption, impregnating the entire atmosphere of the camp with its pestilential odor, night and day...The pond remains green with putrescence, filling the air with its messengers of disease and death, the vaults (sinks) give out their sickly odors, and the hospitals are crowded with victims for the grave
Submitted: June 24, 2014, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York.
Database Locator Identification Number: p277026
File Size: 3.520 Megabytes

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