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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 accompanied by families, will eventually be located by careful research

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 Volume 2, Sixth Series of the published Pennsylvania Archives. Blake

The Friends of Camp Security, working with Springettsbury Township, has been awarded a grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to enable an archaeological dig planned for late summer. There will be a public meeting at the Springettsbury Township building, 1501 Mount Zion Road on Wednesday, June 18 from

The transcription below is of one of the original letters concerning Camp Security that will be on display Saturday April 20 at York County Heritage Trust, 250 East Market Street. It is part of a special one day exhibit, free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5

A few months ago I shared the information that a researcher at the British National Army Museum recently found color drawings, assumed to have been done by Sgt. Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, illustrating Camp Security and the escape of Lamb and his friends. These are the only

I learned some new things last week at Paul Nevin’s talk at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, home of the Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Region. His talk focused on the last Susquehannock Indian village, the site of which is now part of the Native Lands York County Park, on top of

Was the building above connected to Camp Security? Twentieth century York entrepreneur, John William Richley said it might have been. In his 1951 autobiography, Obstacles No Barrier, Richley wrote: “Bought Farm near Longstown. In order to get my mind off my trouble [his wife had recently died] and get away

The public is invited by the Red Lion Area Historical Society to attend Jonathan Stayer’s program on Camp Security at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012. It is at St. John’s UCC, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion (rear entrance). Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services at the Pennsylvania State Archives,