Tag Archives: Friends of Camp Security

Visit to Camp Security in 1905

I found this article from the July 21, 1905 York newspaper, probably the York Daily, in the Jere Carl scrapbooks at the York County History Center. Little articles about Camp Security pop up every now and then in the old newspapers. … Continue reading

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Camp Security Review, Part Five

Continuing the series of posts extracted from the recently updated history of Camp Security, which can be accessed at www.campsecurity.org, this post quotes extensively from the memoirs of Sergeant Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers (23rd Regiment of Foot). … Continue reading

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Camp Security Review, Part Four

I am sharing two shorter portions of the history of Camp Security in this post. The entire recently revised narrative can be found at www.campsecurity.org under the History tab. In addition, scrolling to the bottom of that page will take … Continue reading

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New Camp Security booklet is available for students and teachers

In the past we have shared the overall history of Camp Security, York’s Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp. We have heard snippets of accounts of the camp, in their own words, from the pension applications of local militiamen who served as … Continue reading

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Camp Security appears in new popular mystery

Award winning author Rita Mae Brown has incorporated Camp Security into the latest volume of her best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series. Tail Gait is available in hard cover, as an eBook and as a downloadable audiobook. The mystery is set … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 11: Manuel Zeigler

(A public meeting with information on the May/June 2015 dig at Camp Security will be held at the Springettsbury Township building, 1501 Mount Zion Road at 7 p.m. Wednesday March 25.) There are 42 pages in the Revolutionary War pension … Continue reading

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Camp Security exploration will go on

The hunt goes on for the various components that made up Camp Security, the Revolutionary War camp established to detain British prisoners in York County. Specific areas of interest, such as the palisaded stockade and the village for the captives … Continue reading

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Call put out for information on previous Camp Security finds

I stopped by the site of the Camp Security archaeology dig yesterday and took a few photos. There have been some small Revolutionary War period artifacts found so far: brass and tombac buttons, a lead musket ball, a British copper … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 6: Samuel Fulton & John Baker

My recent York Sunday News column concerning Revolutionary War pension applications from Militia Guards at Camp Security is below. In it I briefly recap how the prisoners of war came to be at Camp Security with York County militiamen serving … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 4: Adam Black Part 1

Revolutionary War Captain Adam Black was a native of the part of York County that is now Adams County. He died there in 1816, and his wife Sarah, who had been receiving a widow’s pension, died in 1842. Six of … Continue reading

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