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Derek Maxfield with Hellmira: The Union's Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp - Elmira, NY

Postponed from August 2nd

Join us in welcoming historian, professor, and author, Derek Maxfield as he discusses his book, Hellmira: The Union’s Most Infamous Civil War Prison Camp – Elmira, NY (description here).

Long called by some the "Andersonville of the North," the prisoner of war camp in Elmira, New York, is remembered as the most notorious of all Union-run POW camps. It existed for only a year - from the summer of 1864 to July 1865 - but in that time, and for long after, it became darkly emblematic of man's inhumanity to man. Confederate prisoners called it "Hellmira." (from the cover)

"Derek Maxfield contextualizes the rise of prison camps during the Civil War, explores the failed exchange of prisoners, and tells the tale of the creation and evolution of the prison camp in Elmira.” -Goodreads

Monday, August 30, 2021
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Gates - Library Meeting Room
Gates Public Library
  Educational     History     Presentation  

Registration is required. There are 14 seats available.

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