Tag Archives: U.S. Revolutionary War

Camp Security Review, Part Six

Here is the final post extracted from the recently updated history of Camp Security, the whole of which can be accessed at www.campsecurity.org. CAMP SECURITY: LAST DAYS After Sergeant Lamb left, it appears that life at the camp continued as … Continue reading

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York County Revolutionary War Militia Registration

I have learned a lot about the Revolutionary War era in the past six years or so since I stepped up my research on Camp Security. Did you ever wonder how those farmers, merchants and craftsmen in the far flung … 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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Finding Nicholas James

Nicholas James was a York County teenager during the closing years of the Revolutionary War. He was evidently learning his trade as a butcher, and part of his job was distributing provisions for the guards and British prisoners of war … Continue reading

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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 of Camp Security 7: Henry Baumgardner

The pension act of June 7, 1832 extended benefits to some Revolutionary War veterans that had not qualified under the 1828 act. The war had been over for 49 years, so most applicants were at least seventy years old, with … Continue reading

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