Camp William Penn, 1863-1865
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Description: Located in Chelten Hills just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Camp William Penn was the largest and first Civil War facility to exclusively train Northern-based federal black soldiers during the war. Boasting the biggest free-black population in the country and the 19th-century's epicenter of the Underground Railroad, Philadelphia and Camp William Penn, hosted the greatest anti-slavery abolitionists, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Robert Purvis, and William Still. Douglass and Tubman spoke to and rallied some of the almost 11,000 soldiers, many of them runaway or ex-slaves, who trained in eleven regiments that fought in a slew of major battles, helped to corner the Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Rebel forces, as well as capture President Lincoln's assassins. Several earned the Medal of Honor for their bravery, and many gave their lives. At a time when America's very existence was threatened, the warriors and freedom fighters for human equality associated with Camp William Penn were a major part of the country's salvation. The complete story is told here.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 11/30/2012
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
|Introduction: The 'proudest moment of my life'|
|'Emotions ran very high'|
|The 3<sup>rd</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'Fortunes of the whole race'|
|The 6<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'This momentous struggle'|
|The 8<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'A most terrific shower of musketry'|
|The 22<sup>nd</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'Phase of hellfire baptism'|
|The 25<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'Disease had run its course'|
|The 32<sup>nd</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'A feeling of despair'|
|The 41<sup>st</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'We did not falter'|
|The 43<sup>rd</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'These redeemed sons of Africa'|
|The 45<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'The Rebs gave way'|
|The 127<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'Smiting the reeling rebellion'|
|The 24<sup>th</sup> United States Colored Troops: 'The last to leave'|
|Epilogue: Coming Full Circle|
|The Death of Octavius Catto|
|Third Regiment Debacle|
|Warriors Grabbing the Baton|
|The Rise and Legacy of a Star|
|The Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars|
|The Twilight of Commander Wagner's Life|
|The USCT Grand Review Emerges from Racial Discrimination|
|The Surviving Asher Family|