Civil War-Era Prison Camp Building to Be Rebuilt


A former Civil War prison camp in Elmira is going to be reconstructed at the original site, with plans to open it as a museum site, the Elmira Star Gazette reported. The building, which was in storage for many years, housed a prison from July 1864, where more than 12,000 Confederate soldiers were transported by rail. Nearly 3,000 died from malnutrition, exposure or disease.