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Camp Security to be Preserved

Correspondence between General Washington and British General Carleton about removing Revolutionary War prisoners from Camp Security and other camps at the end of the war, 1783. (Original at the U.S. National Archives.)

I am so glad to hear the good news that the Pasch property (also known as the Weist farm), a vital part of the original tract on which Camp Security was located, is going to be preserved. Camp Security is the last remaining undeveloped Revolutionary War Prisoner of War camp in the U.S.

Many thanks are due to the Conservation Fund, Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Springettsbury Township Supervisors and Friends of Camp Security, all working together to make conserving this vital part of national and local history a reality.

A lot needs to be done yet–immediate fund raising to ensure future preservation, additional archaeological explorations and documental research, but having the land official preserved is the necessary first step.

For background, click this link for my previous Camp Security posts.