Second in a series of Elmira Prison Camp prisoner diaries
beautifully reprinted by New York History Review

A Soldier’s Story: Prison Life and Other Incidents in the War of 1861-1865 - Elmira Prison Camp
by Miles O. Sherrill


Miles O. Sherrill first published his "A Soldier's Story" in 1904 at the age of 63. He was a young Confederate soldier, and his war journal tells a timeless tale of fresh-faced enthusiasm and patriotism tempered over time by hard work, anguish, and the grueling horrors of warfare. Sherrill was shot and captured at the Spotsylvania Court House, had his leg amputated, and transferred to the Elmira Prison Camp.

Special thanks those in both the North and South, for their dedication to preserving the historical integrity of the Elmira Prison Camp.

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Elmira Prison Camp
Civil War Driving Tour of Elmira
Corporal Michel Fortlouis, Pointe Coupee Artillery

List of Confederate Dead in Woodlawn Cemetery
List of SURVIVORS of Elmira Prison Camp

2Chemung HISTORY


TIMELINE of Chemung County History - 1771-Now
Online Local Research Links

Chemung Canal
Historic Sites of Elmira & Chemung County Map
Why "Chemung"?
The Very Last Labrador Duck - Elmira, New York
Link to Chemung County Historical Markers
Baby Boomer Memories of the 1940s, 50s & 60s
TRIVIA - In Pursuit of Chemung County TRIVIA


Slabtown - Elmira, New York
Madame X's Wild Times on Railroad Avenue,
Heyday on the Avenoo
Town and Neighborhood Names
The Peek-A-Boo Gang
Our Neighborhoods


100 Years Ago in Elmira
175 Years Ago in Elmira
The Classifieds
Lost and Found
Crazy Headlines
Turn of the Century
Chemung County Courier - NEWS


RAILROADS in Chemung County
Delaware Lackawanna Western Railroad DL&W


General John Sullivan - Battle of Newtown


Kanaweola - Head on a Pole - other Indian Villages
Local Indian Place Names


Famous People of Chemung County
Celebrities in Elmira
Matthias Hollenback, Elmira's First Merchant
Mark Twain in Elmira
Roy C. Fox, Elmira Artist
Charles X. O'Brien, Composer
Vin Fiz, Calbraith Perry Rogers


The Great Chemung River Flood of 1889
The Great Chemung River Flood of 1902

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Eldridge Park
Chemung Canal
Elmira, New York - My Kind of Town
Hometown Elmira
Old Time Elmira Music

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SMARTPHONE Driving Tour!

Visitor's Guide to Chemung County,
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