Tag Archives: National Archives

Guards at Camp Security 10: Ebenezer Ferguson

For nearly a year my research at the National Archives has been focused on copying Camp Security related Revolutionary War pension applications from the microfilm at the National Archives. (They also hold the originals, but neither the Archives nor I … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security 9: Philip Werntz & Jacob Beam

Here are two more excerpts, possibly related, from Revolutionary War pension applications at the National Archives concerning erecting a stockade for the British prisoners held at York (Camp Security). By the time he was eligible for a pension under the … Continue reading

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Guards of Camp Security 8: John Stewart

Here is another clue from the National Archives records into life at Camp Security. John Stewart as 77 years old when he applied for a Revolutionary War pension in Clermont County, Ohio in 1832. He states that he was born … Continue reading

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Guards at Camp Security: Andrew Anderson

Who were the men of the Pennsylvania Militia that served as guards at Camp Security? They could be your ancestors. About 1,140 of these York County citizens, the individuals that served from July 1781 through May 1782, are listed in … Continue reading

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On Site with Camp Security

On Sunday November 4, Jonathan Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services at the Pennsylvania State Archives, will give an in-depth talk about Camp Security, speaking at the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting. The public is invited to the 2:15 … Continue reading

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More on York County Civil War Pension Claims

As a follow up to my recent post on Civil War pensions–here are transcriptions of some of the attorney ads from the April 10, 1866 York Gazette. One year after the end of the war, there were plenty of lawyers … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to York’s Camp Security Numbers

There is a quote that goes something like “Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while,” meaning that if you keep rooting around you might come up with something. Every chance I get the past few years, … Continue reading

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