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Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier

by L. Leon


Louis Leon first published his "Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier" in 1913 at the age of 72. Louis 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. Louis was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness and was transferred to the Elmira Prison Camp. Special thanks to the Friends of the Elmira Prison Camp, the Chemung County Historical Society, the John W. Jones Museum, the Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, and many others in both the North and South, for their dedication to preserving the historical integrity of the Elmira Prison Camp. 228 pages
ISBN: 9780996535335 Available through all major booksellers

$18.95 soft

In Their Honor: Soldiers of the Confederacy - The Elmira Prison Camp

by Diane Janowski
Available paperback or hard cover


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  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. 220 pages.
ISBN: 9780578027982 Available through all major booksellers

$21.95 SOFT

$39.95 HARD

The Elmira Prison Camp 

by Clay W. Holmes and Diane Janowski
Available paperback or hard cover


A beautifully reprinted special edition book by Clay W. Holmes with a new appendix by Diane Janowski.
Historian Holmes first published this book in 1912. He shared reports from witnesses, Confederate prisoners first person accounts, the story of the great tunnel escape, the importance of John W. Jones, and the notorious living conditions in the camp. Diane Janowski is the current Elmira City Historian and keeper of the most accurate list of Confederate dead in Elmira's Woodlawn National Cemetery.500 pages
ISBN: 9780983848783 - soft Available through all major booksellers.
ISBN: 9780996535304 - hard Available through all major booksellers.

$39.95 SOFT

$89.95 HARD


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