New York’s Andersonville: The Elmira Military Prison Camp

Lonnie R. Speer
From State of the Union: New York and the Civil War

“Today, however, we realize that there were prisoner-of-war camps in the North that were as bad as any in the South. Among the worst of these was the camp at Elmira, New York. Though outwardly very different in appearance from Andersonville, and very much small in prisoner population, the conditions–and even the death rate–at Elmira were remarkably similar to those at Andersonville.”

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