Elmira: Death Camp Of The North Michael Horigan

ISBN: 9780811714327

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Elmira: Death Camp Of The North  by  Michael Horigan

Elmira: Death Camp Of The North by Michael Horigan
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The Civil War prison camp at Elmira, New York, had the highest death rate of any prison camp in the North: almost 25 per cent. Comparatively, the overall death rate of all Northern prison camps was just over 11 per cent- in the South, the death rateMoreThe Civil War prison camp at Elmira, New York, had the highest death rate of any prison camp in the North: almost 25 per cent. Comparatively, the overall death rate of all Northern prison camps was just over 11 per cent- in the South, the death rate was just over 15 per cent.

Clearly, something went wrong in Elmira. The culmination of ten years of research, this book traces the story of what happened. Author Michael Horigan also places the prison in the context of the greater Elmira community by describing the town in 1864 and explaining its significance as a military depot and draft rendezvous.



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