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honorabelle tds.net
06-18-2012
06:11 PM ET (US)
Thank you for responding to my message. How sad that he was released , but never came home from the war. Maybe one day you will be able to find out what happened to him.I t is possible he knew my
g-g-grandfather also! Thye suffered terrible hurts and sorrows,
especialy from lack of food, shelter and clean water.
Have you seen the pictures of Fosters Pond as it looks like today?
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Dani Roach
06-16-2012
04:31 PM ET (US)
Through my research, my G G Grandfather was transferred from Point Lookout to Elmira Prison on July 9th, 1864 and remained there until the end of the war, released on June 23rd, 1865. He was captured Beaver Dam St. on May 20th, 1864. He never came home from the war and we do not know if he was possibly buried in the Woodlawn National Cemetery.

His name was Robert Manley or Manly, PVT., Co. F, Orr's Regiment , South Carolina Rifles. Robert was from the Anderson & Pickens, SC area.

contact info: dandiart@comcast.net
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Roy L Clement Jr
01-02-2010
01:24 AM ET (US)
I have something that I hope you can help me with. In Clay Town Onondaga County New York where I was born and raised there was this old swamp that had been fenced off for ever. When I was twelve years old the mother of my
best friend told me why it was fenced off. At one time that area had been a
back wash from the excess water used in the raising and lowering of the locks on the old barge canal that was near by. Back in 1864 a prison ship
that was nothing but a leaky old tub was towed on to this small lake. It was filled with five hundred confederate prisoners of war. All of them were
sick,Wounded,and in the process of dying. In 1865 a horrendous thunder storm came through with high winds, sheets of rain, and thunder and lighting. About midnight the guards got a little scared so they batten down
the hatches and left the POW's on there own. This leaky old tub with five
hundred men aboard went down with all hands minus the guards.When I got home later that day I asked my father about it he took me on out there and
for the first time I stood on the edge of that swamp. Out in the middle of that swamp you could see a small pieace of the ship sticking up out of the
water. Around the edge of the swamp were these little graves about twelve of them. To this very day they claim it never happened. In 1959 they drained that old swamp draged off what was left of the old ship and bulldozed the entire area so that you wouldn't even know anything had been there. In my senior year in highschool my New York State history teacher
told me that she felt that it came from Elmira Prison Camp because every so
often they would do this to help cut down on the horrid sounds of the dead
and the dying. Do you have any record of prisoners being shipped to Clay Town, New York from Elmira??
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Tim BOGGS
06-29-2007
07:58 PM ET (US)
I have much info on William Boggs, E Co. 26th Battalion Va. Inf. He died in Elmira in December 1864. Does anyone have any footnotes on the prison that may contain his name or copies of letters or a diary. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks great great grandson Tim
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John Chapman
06-05-2007
12:48 PM ET (US)
My GG Uncle's were prisoners at Elmira, Pvt. Patrick H. Chapman died during his stay there and is buried at Woodlawn National Cemetery (2119). Sgt. John C. Chapman, I believe, was released July 1865 from Elmira, and from that point on, our Family has been unable to locate his remains or his whereabouts when released from prison. Any help you can render me in his regard would be much appreciated.
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Harry Moss
05-28-2007
12:57 PM ET (US)
My great uncle Daniel Moss was in CoF 38th NYVI from May 1861 until June 1863 when the unit was disbanded and I believe he was also a member of the 102nd NYNG from August 1864 to November 1864, serving as a guard at Elmira Prison.I haven`t been able to confirm this because I haven`t found any personal information about the 102nd soldiers. I would appreciate it if anyone knows of any additional sources of records of these troopers.
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Phillip
01-25-2007
03:01 PM ET (US)
Are you familiar with this site? Might lead somewhere to an answer.
   
  http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/elmiraprison/

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DMcGee
01-24-2007
11:53 PM ET (US)
I am related to a Veteran named Allison A. McGee. He served in the Confederacy, and was taken prisoner for a second time at the Battle of Gettysburg. He served with I think the 2nd Battalion of Company B of North Carolina. I am told that he died in Prison at Elmira due to diseases. What records are available if any from the prison, and how does one go about getting a copy of them... contact info? I know from your listings that he is buried at the prison.
Thanks
Dmcgee
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Phillip Marr
05-12-2005
10:33 AM ET (US)
If you are not familiar with the following website, I suggest you click on it. A lot of interesting information is to be found there.
http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/elmiraprison/



  
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Gail Morgan
05-11-2005
09:07 PM ET (US)
Where exactly was the Civil War Prison camp located?
What streets today are located around the borders of the old Prison Camp.
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Phillip
11-16-2004
04:47 PM ET (US)
I am looking for information on my Great Great Uncle Benjamin Franklin Church. He enlisted on March 10 1863 in the Habersham Rifles from Habersham County Georgia. He was captured June 1, 1864 during the Battle of Cold Harbor, imprisoned at Elmira, New York until he was exchanged on October 29, 1864. He was previously enlisted in Company A of the 2nd Georgia Infantry. Thank you
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jay
04-15-2004
02:35 AM ET (US)
Ancestor captureed battle of fort fisher N.C.Prisoner of elmira - Ancestors fought with 21st south carolina infantry co.k -CSA.I have some info on them and 5th south carolina cavelry.
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REDNECKRETREAT@AOL.COM
04-07-2004
08:29 AM ET (US)
HEY DOC IF YA COULD HELP ME OUT AS WELL I D APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH ( OR MAYBE GIVE ME SOME CLUES AS TO WHERE TO START LOOKING INT O THING S ( LIKE WHAT DATE CAPTURED N HOW TO POSSIBLE FIND ANY RECORDS OF HIS PRISONER STATUS ) ANYTHING I COULD LEARN ABOUT HIS STAY AT ELMIRA) I DO KNOW HE WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONE S AND SURVIVED THE CAMP N THAT HE ALSO APPLIED FOR 'SOLDIERS PENSION' IN 1910 I BELIEVE IT WAS N LISTED A DISABILITY( ILLNESS) THAT WAS BROUGHT ON FROM THE ELMIRA PRISON CAMP THANK U VERY MUCH FOR ANY HELP IN ALL THIS
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REDNECKRETREAT@AOL.COM
04-07-2004
08:21 AM ET (US)
I'M LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON MY GG GRANDFATHER WHO I BELIEVE WAS IN THE BATTLE OF SPOTSAVANIA N CAPTURED AND TAKEN TO THE ELMIRA PRISON CAMP HE WAS EZEKIEL H. HOWELL PVT.CO. E 12TH NC(HAVE A PHOTO OF HIM TAKEN 6/23/1865 AND WAS TOLD IT WAS ON HIS RELEASE THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN)ANY INFO WOULD BE APPRECIATED VERY MUCH
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R L Dennis
01-05-2004
07:37 PM ET (US)
Would be interested in details on daily life of camp guards. Specifically: Casualty rates of guards, frequency of units rotating in/out of duty, etc. James O Looker (my ggg uncle) was Pvt. 150th PA V I. The unit was sent to Elmira as guards, late in the war. James died there of typhus during his service. rhyno64@excite.com
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DOCTWJ@aol.com
08-15-2003
09:20 PM ET (US)
Dear Paul,
       George W. Jernigan was a private in the 20th NC Infantry who was captured on May 20, 1864. He died in Elmira on Feb. 12, 1865 and is buried in Elmira Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery. He (and the rest of my family) was from Duplin County North Carolina. Which county was your relative listed with in the 1870 census.
       I did a quick check of the B's enrolled in Elmira the other day. The writing is not good on microfilm so I cannot say for certain, but I didn't find him......yet. With the coming of school, I will be able to spend more time and give a much better search. So stay tuned.

Watson
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