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Jill Ann Hurst <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:59:27 -0400
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The camp, I believe, was slightly west of Elmira in what is now West
Elmira.  I also believe it was along the river.  Perhaps in the "Roricks
Glen area".  No, there is nothing there now.  There may be a marker. (That
area is all homes.)

Yes, the Chemung County Historical Society should have info on that and
other military activity, etc., in the area, such as General Sullivan.

The Village of West Elmira "may" have a historical society, but I'm not

Yes, Elmira and West Elmira are in Chemung County.  The area is going
through a drought, but is quite pleasant!  Elmira College is there.  And
it is where Samuel Clemens is buried and where Hal Roach was born.  (For
more modern people, it is the home of Tommy Hilfiger.)


On Monday, June 21, 1999 4:13 PM, Marjorie R. Oi
[SMTP:[log in to unmask]] wrote:
> I can't tell you exactly where the prison is, but the Chemung County
> Historical Society has info on it.  They have published articles about
> in
> their journal and I think there is a book as well as any material that
> may be
> available from the society.  I believe there is a section in Woodlawn
> Cemetery where many of the prisoners were buried and that records may
> exist
> showing the location of individual graves, but I am not sure of that.
>  The
> society's address is:
> 415 E. Water St.
> Elmira, NY 14901
> 607-734-4167
> Non-members may do research there for a small fee and they do like to
> have
> researchers contact them in advance, particularly if you are researching
> a
> special subject.  I have done research there on my family and found them
> very
> helpful.  Good luck in your search.  Marjorie
> J C wrote:
> > I've heard of a Civil War POW camp near Elmira, where the conditions
> > were
> > worse than Andersonville. I might be heading up that way soon. Can
> > anyone
> > tell me where it was exactly, if it still exists, etc. Thank you.