Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elmira Civil War Prison Camp Building Arrives Home-- Part 1

From the Sept. 12, 2014, Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette by Ray Finger.

It finally took a 5 mile journey, but years of planning and acquiring lumber from the only surviving building of the infamous Union Elmira Prison.

Volunteers unloaded, sorted and stacked the lumber behind the Elmira Water Board's pumping station on Winsor Avenue which at one time was part of the former prison camp.

The group Friends of Elmira Civil War Prison Camp were the ones who finished the project, moving the lumber from Big Flats.

The building will be reassembled and used as a museum/learning center.

--Old Secesh

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