Tag Archives: Elmira Prison

Echoes of Reconstruction: Stories of Atrocities at Civil War Prison Camps Increased Post-War Antagonisms 

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Civil War prisoner of war camps occupied a big part of the consciousness of the warriors and civilians on both sides during the final two years of the … Continue reading

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A Beecher ventures to Corning

Elmira can be an unforgiving, frigid place to spend time – even if you are well clothed and sheltered. For a Confederate soldier from the deep South suddenly transported to the prisoner of war camp there it could be a … Continue reading

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A Short Diary from Elmira

ECW welcomes guest author Ray Stoll The 98th Regiment New York National Guard is known only to those specializing in the Elmira prisoner camp. It was a 100-day unit organized for prison guard duty. An 18-year old farm boy named … Continue reading

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FREE ECW Podcast – Elmira

Good morning! We’ve got a historical surprise for you today. It’s a new FREE Podcast. The topic is a one that should not be forgotten, and it is expertly explored, bringing lots of facts and perspective to Civil War prison … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: New Preservation Efforts At Elmira Civil War Prison Camp

This week Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp announced two new successes for their preservation and interpretation efforts in New York. Two vacant houses adjacent to replicated prison and near the original site had recently been purchased, and … Continue reading

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The Ravages of Spring: Elmira’s POW camp swamped by Chemung River

Since receiving the cover art of my first book, HELLMIRA: The Union’s Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War, I have been waiting not-so-patiently for the right opportunity to announce my book to the world. The time has arrived. … Continue reading

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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part four

Part four of five In yesterday’s segment of my interview with bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers, he mentioned a recent book panel he served on where he doled out his best-book recommendations for 2016. But now, he said, … Continue reading

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