Elmira New York Civil War Prison   My ancestor, Judson P. Scruggs escaped by tunneling out with a group of other prisoners, the only successful escape from Elmira Prison.

Elmira New York Civil War Prison My ancestor, Judson P. Scruggs escaped by tunneling out with a group of other prisoners, the only successful escape from Elmira Prison. - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Vintage Fire Extinguisher - Copper & Brass Empire Co. Elmira New York. via Etsy FBvintage

Vintage Fire Extinguisher - Copper & Brass Empire Co. Elmira New York. via Etsy FBvintage "Great gift for a veteran Fireman!

Elmira Prison was a prisoner-of-war camp constructed by the Union Army in Elmira, New York, during the American Civil War to house captive Confederate soldiers.  Elmira Prison has been compared to its Southern counterpart, Andersonville, due to the high death rate. However, the Elmira camp was much better supplied and prepared for prisoners than Andersonville would have been at the same time, leaving in question why so many men died at Elmira.

Confederate monument Elmira, NY: Elmira Prison was a prisoner-of-war camp constructed by the Union Army in Elmira, New York, during the American Civil War to house captive Confederate soldiers. Where my gggrandfather Abraham Winkler is buried.

Elmira Prison, NY. was known in the South as "Hell-mira." During the 15 months the site was used as a prisoner of war camp more than 12,100 Confederate soldiers were incarcerated there; of these, nearly 25% (2,963) died from a combination of malnutrition, continued exposure to harsh winter weather, and disease from the poor sanitary conditions on Foster's Pond combined with a lack of medical care.

Elmira Prison Camp site photos~ Elmira Prison Camp Prisoners were housed in these A-Tents from July until late December 1864 Prisoners lined up for mealtime. These barracks were completed in late December but many men wintered in the A-Tents

~Mark Twain~Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York where road signs direct traffic to the final resting place that Mark Twain chose for himself and his family. The superintendent of the cemetery, Thomas Henegar, says that he estimates 2,000 to 3,000 visitors a year go to visit Mark Twain, 175 years after his birth. Top 10 Most Visited Famous Grave Sites

Top 10 Most Visited Famous Grave Sites

Mark Twain: Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York where road signs direct traffic to the final resting place that Mark Twain chose for himself and his family with his wife's, Olivia Langdon Clemens, family.

Rarely Seen Autochrome Photos of New York in the early 20th Century

Mulberry Street, New York City, 1900 - autochrome photograph. Autochromes are among the first commercially successful forms of colour photography. The colour dyes in the photographs are held by potato starch.

Mark Twain's study. Elmira, NY

Mark Twain's study, originally from Quarry Farm owned by Twain's in-laws the Langdons, now located on Elmira College campus

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Mark Twain's grave marker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York in his wife's Langdon Family Plot.

Mark Twain's grave marker in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York in his wife's Langdon Family Plot.

Mark Twain Hotel - Elmira,New York

Mark Twain Hotel - Elmira,New York

Elmira New York Vintage Big Letter Postcard by PicturesFromThePast

Large Letter Greetings from Elmira New York 1942 Antique Vintage Linen Postcard

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