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

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


  • Coffman, David J., b. 1839.

Created / Published

  • [1864-1865?]


  • -  Elmira Prison (Elmira, N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps, Manuscript
  • -  Military prisons--New York (State)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps, Manuscript
  • -  Elmira (N.Y.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps, Manuscript
  • -  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 vau For copies contact: Archives Research Services.

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Chicago citation style:

Coffman, David J., B. 1839. Plan of U.S. military prison, Elmira, N.Y. [to 1865?, 1864] Map.

APA citation style:

Coffman, D. J. (1864) Plan of U.S. military prison, Elmira, N.Y. [to 1865?] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Coffman, David J., B. 1839. Plan of U.S. military prison, Elmira, N.Y. [to 1865?, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.