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Woodlawn National Cemetery
Elmira, Chemung County, New York

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Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY

GPS: 42.111002, -76.826917

1825 Davis Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Total records: 10,458

Cemetery History

In 1864, the United States Government purchased a 1/2 acre lot within Woodlawn Cemetery to bury the remains of Confederate soldiers who died at Elmira Confederate Prison Camp. It officially became a national cemetery on June 23, 1874, and was named Woodlawn National Cemetery.

Note: Beginning in February 1865, Confederate prisoners were offered an opportunity to swear allegiance to the Union in exchange for release. Those who did were allocated food rations, money and/or transportation vouchers and placed on a train bound for the major Union army supply depot in City Point, Va., where arrangements were made for the final trip home. Those soldiers, of course, will not be found in the records below.

Today, the burials at Woodlawn National Cemetery are limited to cremated remains in the columbarium.

U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs Records

Records of burials listed below were acquired from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. This set of records were compiled in May 2019, and represents the latest compilation of records the VA has made available to the public. While dates of death in this set range from 1900 to 2017, all of the Confederate prisoners of war buried here have no birth/death dates.

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