Elmira Prison

Elmira Prison

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  • Elmira was one of three locations chosen as training center in New York due to it's railway hub.
  • Welcome to Chemung County, New York
  • 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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