Civil War Prison Train Wreck

Civil War Prison Train Wreck (HMFN6)

Location: Shohola, PA 18458 Pike County
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N 41° 28.323', W 74° 55.043'

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On July 15, 1864, and Erie Railroad train carrying 833 Confederate prisoners and 128 Union guards to the prison camp at Elmira, N.Y., collided with a coal train between Shohola and Lackawaxen. About 48 prisoners and 17 guards were killed. Survivors, both injured and uninjured, were brought to Shohola where they were generously cared for by residents of the village.
HM NumberHMFN6
Year Placed1993
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 11:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 506898 N 4591164
Decimal Degrees41.47205000, -74.91738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 28.323', W 74° 55.043'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 28' 19.38" N, 74° 55' 2.58" W
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Area Code(s)570
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110-116 Richardson Ave, Shohola PA 18458, US
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