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Cheltenham Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp William Penn

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. Camp William Penn Marker
Inscription.  Here was Pennsylvania's only training camp for African American soldiers -- and the largest of 18 in the nation -- during the Civil War. Comprising over 10,000 men, 11 regiments of U.S. Colored Troops were trained here: the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 32nd, 41st, 43rd, 45th & 127th. Recruits first arrived on June 26, 1863; many were to fight in Virginia, South Carolina, Florida & elsewhere. The camp closed August 14, 1865.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 26, 1863.
 
Location. 40° 3.982′ N, 75° 8.543′ W. Marker is in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Sycamore Avenue south of Willow Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7322 Sycamore Ave, Elkins Park PA 19027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Camp William Penn (about 300 feet
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Camp William Penn Marker
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away, measured in a direct line); Village of La Mott (about 600 feet away); Lucretia C. Mott (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 0.8 miles away); In The Battle of Germantown (approx. 0.8 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mexican-American War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheltenham Township.
 
Nearby Camp William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
3. Nearby Camp William Penn Marker
Sycamore Ave & Willow Ave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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