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Award winning author Rita Mae Brown has incorporated Camp Security into the latest volume of her best-selling Mrs. Murphy mystery series. Tail Gait is available in hard cover, as an eBook and as a downloadable audiobook. The mystery is set around Charlottesville, Va., as are the numerous other Mrs. Murphy

The 2015 archaeology dig at the site of Camp Security has come to a close. Over eighty volunteers participated in various ways: shuttling workers to the somewhat remote site, visual and metal detector surveys, digging and sifting tons of soil, or cleaning and cataloging artifacts. These activities were professionally supervised

Since the states were responsible for Militia Pay Rolls during the Revolutionary War, and Camp Security was guarded by York County Militia during much of its existence, the Pennsylvania State Archives is the place to look for individual names. Pennsylvania State Archives, RG-4, Records of the Comptroller General. Military Accounts,

(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 file of Manuel Zeigler [Frederick Emanuel Zeigler] at the National

It was Christmas season 1956, and the battle lines were drawn between downtown and suburban shopping centers. The first stores in the York County Shopping Center in Springettsbury Township probably opened in the fall of 1955, since the center celebrated their second anniversary in October 1957 by giving away a

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

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 as their guards much of the time. Besides reviewing information