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Elmira Union Prisoner of War Camp

Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other Union prisons were at capacity. Almost 3,000 Confederate POWs died at the camp from… read more

Elmira, a Union prisoner of war camp located in New York, opened in July 1864 after many other Union prisons were at capacity. Almost 3,000 Confederate POWs died at the camp from disease, exposure to the elements or malnutrition during its one year in operation. Derek Maxfield, author of “Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous POW Camp of the Civil War,” talked about the conditions at the prison and some of the officers in charge. This talk was part of a symposium on “The War in the East” hosted by the “Emerging Civil War” blog. close

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Program ID:
474620-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 12, 2020 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Sep 20, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 12, 2020 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 13, 2020 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 20, 2020 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3