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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 One

The Friends of Camp Security organization, of which I am a board member, is holding a public meeting Tuesday March 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Springettsbury Township building, 1501 Mount Zion Road, York. Information on the upcoming 2016 archaeology … 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 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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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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Fate of Camp Security Prisoners Important to Commanders

One of the best clues I have come across so far to try and figure out how many Revolutionary War prisoners were held at York’s Camp Security, 1781-1783, is a letter I found at the National Archives from American Commander … Continue reading

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