1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 5, 2020 11:38 AM by Jim Ramge Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Seeking death register from Elmira Prison


      I'm looking for the Death Register from Elmira Prison, particularly one that provides the cause of death as I am doing a comparative study of Elmira and Andersonville. Can you provide a link that I can obtain it from. I'm not too sharp at getting into the archives or the library. Many thanks in advance.

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          Alice Lane Pioneer

          Hi Jim,

          Thought you might like this book

          Alice Lane

          Research Volunteer




          From the Book>>>In their honor: soldiers of the confederacy By Diane Janowski

          Michel Fortlouis, a young Confederate soldier, weary of war, was captured by Union troops at Clinton, Louisiana, thirty miles from his home of New Roads. It was August 1864, in the last year of the War Between the States. Corporal Fortlouis was shipped north to the Union Prison Camp at Elmira, New York, where he died of pneumonia within ten days of his arrival. More than 12,000 young Southern men passed through the camp. Nearly 3,000 died. In their Honor – Soldiers of the Confederacy – The Elmira Prison Camp respectfully remembers these men and boys, and tells their stories. Research by the author has brought awareness of the soldiers’ relationships - brothers, fathers and sons, cousins and friends. Descendants of the soldiers have contributed harrowing stories of survival or despair. They were captured together. Some made it home. In their Honor includes narratives from prisoners’ families, and a complete revised list of the Confederate dead at Woodlawn National Cemetery.

          Other books on the subject https://www.chemunghistory.com/civil-war-books