- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, a historical group in upstate New York is preparing to reconstruct the only surviving building from the Civil War prisoner-of-war camp in Elmira.

The building was disassembled years ago and has been kept in storage. A group called the Friends of the Elmira Civil War Prison Camp tells the Star-Gazette of Elmira (https://stargaz.tt/1GOICEe ) that it expects to start reassembling the building at the former POW camp site by the end of the month.

The building originally stood in the POW camp that opened in July 1864 to hold Confederate prisoners. It closed a year later, three months after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered on April 9, 1865.

The rebuilt structure will eventually become a museum and learning center.


Information from: Star-Gazette, https://www.stargazette.com



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