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Camp Security Review, Part Two

This is the second in a series of posts reviewing the history and significance of Camp Security. As far as we know the site, just east of York, is the only remaining Revolutionary of War prisoner-of-war camp that hasn’t been … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 5: Adam Black Part 2

Among the 56 pages in the Adam Black Revolutionary War pension file at the National Archives, two affidavits jumped out at me. While attesting that Captain Black’s company served two tours of guard duty at Camp Security, Nicholas James says … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security: William Adams

William Adams is next in my continuing series on York County Militia members who served as guards at Camp Security. Adams was born in Ireland on February 4, 1748 and emigrated with his family to York County, where he enlisted … Continue reading

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