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Rebel Prison at Elmira, 1865
[Home Views, No. 15]
DeGolyer Library, South Methodist University - SMU
Robin Stanford Collection
View shows a Union prison camp in upstate New York with Confederate prisoners lined up. Comparable to Andersonville, the overcrowded Elmira camp held more than 12,000 prisoners during the war; 25 percent died (2,963) primarily from malnutrition, poor sanitation, and exposure to harsh winters.