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Elmira was one of three locations chosen as training center in New York due to it's railway hub.
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One of the conspirators of the assassination of A.Lincoln was sent to Elmira for a spy mission to gather information of the prison when Licoln was shot.
out of every other prison camp, Elmira, also known as "Hellmira Prison camp" is well known for it's horrible conditions and how they treat prisoners.
2,970 out of the 12,100 prisoners would die from bad nutrition, continued exposure to harsh winter weather, and disease from the poor sanitary condition with a lack of medical care.
Rats was sold to prisoners for 5 cents but few could afford it. Insufficient food, smallpox, lack of medical care and etc. resulted in the death of 2,963 prisoners at the Elmira Prison Camp.
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