Elmira: Death Camp of the North
By Michael Horigan
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Civil War (sic) prison camp at Elmira, New York, had the highest
death rate of any prison camp in the North: almost 25 percent.
Comparatively, the overall death rate of all Northern prison camps was
just over 11 percent; in the South, the death rate was just over 15
percent. Clearly, something went wrong in Elmira. The culmination of
ten years of research, this book traces the story of what happened.
Author Michael Horigan also places the prison in the context of the
greater Elmira community by describing the town in 1864 and explaining
its significance as a military depot and draft rendezvous.