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This drawing is the first of the series of four drawings attributed to Sergeant Roger Lamb of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers depicting his arrival at, and escape from, Camp Security. As I explained in previous posts, copies were found at the British National Army MuseumAs I explained in previous posts,

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

You may have seen the recent article and also the editorial in the York Daily Record concerning the final push by the Friends of Camp Security to raise the funds to repay the Conservation Fund for the 2012 purchase of 47 acres at the heart of site. (Click here for

What makes historical research so interesting, as well as frustrating, is that what you find usually leads to a lot more questions. Some time ago, at the Library Company of Philadelphia, I came across the ad above from the Pennsylvania Packet newspaper, published in Philadelphia. I made a copy 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

Camp Security is presently one of my primary research subjects. The importance of preserving the site so that future exploration and interpretation can be done is imperative. It’s not just about us, even though this last undeveloped Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp in the United States is right here in York