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Elkins Park in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp William Penn

 
 
Camp William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 40° 3.982′ N, 75° 8.543′ W. Marker is in Elkins Park, 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Camp William Penn (about 300 feet 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); Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site
Camp William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Camp William Penn Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Shoemaker-Bosler Mill Site (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wall House (The Ivy) (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Assembly of Abington Friends Meeting (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkins Park.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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