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Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

  • 645 Winsor Avenue
    Elmira, NY 14905

Dubbed "Hellmira" due to its high death rate, 2,973 of the 12,100 Confederate prisoners housed there from July 1894 - July 1895 died from disease, malnutrition and harsh winter conditions. The deceased were buried by John W. Jones at what is now Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Although the camp site was disassembled after its closing, an original outbuilding survived and has been reconstructed, along with a recently built barracks wthat was created with the aid of original drawings and photos.

Hours of Operation
  • Months: Summer
  • Saturday: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM