Helmira 1864-1865: The Andersonville of the North

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The history of a Union prison camp at Elmira, N.Y., dubbed "Helmira" by Confederate prisoners and compared by some to the infamous Andersonville (Ga.). Included: period photos, drawings, diary accounts and Army records. Also: comments from historians.

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  • Premise: The history of a Union prison camp at Elmira, N.Y., dubbed "Helmira" by Confederate prisoners and compared by some to the infamous Andersonville (Ga.). Included: period photos, drawings, diary accounts and Army records. Also: comments from historians.

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