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Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65

Civil War

 
 
Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
1. Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 Marker
Inscription.
12,123 Confederate soldiers
were held on 30 acres
from here, east mile and south to the Chemung River

 
Erected by Chemung County Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 4.935′ N, 76° 49.562′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is at the intersection of West Water Street and Gould Street, on the right when traveling east on West Water Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 810 West Water Street, Elmira NY 14905, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elmira Prison Camp 1864 - 1865 (approx. mile away); Civil War Monument (approx. mile away); Old Second Street Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Crystal Eastman (approx. one mile away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. one mile away); Medal of Honor Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chemung County World War II Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chemung County Korea and Vietnam Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Brief History of the Elmira Popcorn Truck (approx. 1.1 miles away); Chemung County World War I Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
 
Also see . . .
Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
2. Elmira Prison Camp 1864-65 Marker
Note the corner stone to the right of the sidewalk. This marks part of the boundary of the camp.

1. Elmira Prison Camp. Excellent photo tour of the prison site from Civil War Album. (Submitted on June 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Elmira Prison Camp. From the Chemung History website. Includes pages listing those buried in the cemetery. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Civil War Marker<br>Looking East Along Winsor Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
3. Civil War Marker
Looking East Along Winsor Avenue
Camp Boundary Stone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, May 30, 2010
4. Camp Boundary Stone
Close up of the stone:
Military and
Prison Camp
1861 - 1865
Erected by
Baldwin Post "6
G.A.R.
1900
Stone Marker Showing Location of Camp image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 20, 2015
5. Stone Marker Showing Location of Camp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,885 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4. submitted on June 1, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on November 4, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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