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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 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 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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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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