Pennsylvania Field Holds Secrets of 1780s British POW Camp

Posted by admin on Apr 8, 2013

The mud of a south-central Pennsylvania cornfield may soon produce answers about the fate of British prisoners of war – and the newly independent Americans who guarded them – during the waning years of the American Revolution.

A few miles east of York, the city that briefly served as the fledgling nation’s capital after the Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, more than a thousand English, Scottish and Canadian soldiers were imprisoned at what was then known as Camp Security.

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