One Group Is Adding A New Building To The Site Of The Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

06.09.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The group Friends of the Elmira Prison Camp has recently re-assembled the camp building at a nearby site.  

Group President Marty Chalk says the camp building and future barracks building will help visitors better understand what it was like in the original prison camp.

A memorial garden will include plants from the southern U.S.

Over 12,000 Confederate soldiers were housed at the Elmira Prison Camp during the Civil War.