179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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Raising the 179th

Arnot Barracks 1864

Elmira Prison

Giles Holden

Barracks Map

William Hemstreet

Elmira Prison
Plan of U.S. military prison, Elmira, N.Y.

Contributor Names: Coffman, David J., b. 1839.
Created / Published: [1864-1865?]
Subject Headings
-Elmira Prison (Elmira, N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-Military prisons--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--New York (State)
-Elmira (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
-United States--New York--Elmira
-"Map made by David J. Coffman, born in 1839 in Luray, [Page] County, Va. Served in Co. D., 7th Virginia Calvary (sic).
This map made while he was a prisoner of war at Elmira, N.Y., Military Prison."
-Accompanied by a copy of Coffman's Civil War service record (22 x 28 cm.),stating he enlisted Apr. 1, 1862 in Luray, Virginia,
was captured May 20, 1864, in Bowling Green, Virginia, and released June 27, 1865, Elmira, New York.
-This item is in the Map Collection of the Library of Virginia; please contact
the Library's Archives Research Services department for more information.
-Use of watercolors and a small, printed explanation of the colors, which was pasted
onto the map, would indicate map was completed sometime after the war and Coffman's release.
-Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
-C.1, 1969, Mrs. David W. Crossland, gift, ALE; c.2, 1970, photocopy, LVA, ALE.
1 map : ms., col. ; 33 x 47 cm.
Library of Virginia Richmond, VA 23219-8000 USA . For copies contact: Archives Research Services.
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