Camp William Penn

Camp William Penn (HM1LG0)

Location: , PA 19027 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America
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N 40° 3.982', W 75° 8.543'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1LG0
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical &and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 487857 N 4435133
Decimal Degrees40.06636667, -75.14238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 3.982', W 75° 8.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 3' 58.92" N, 75° 8' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)215
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7322 Sycamore Ave, PA 19027, US
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