Camp William Penn - Civil War Training Ground in Cheltenham, PA

Code: SL42812

Dates: November 4, 2021

Meets: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $39.00

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Camp William Penn was a Union Army training camp located in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania from 1863 to 1865, notable for being the first training ground dedicated to African American troops who enlisted in the United States Army during the American Civil War. Learn the story of the camp's creation, how the local community interacted with it and stories about the units that trained at the camp and their role in the Union war effort.
Fee: $39.00

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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Mike Jesberger

Mr. Jesberger is an independent military historian who specializes in the American Revolution and Civil War time periods. He is renowned for his depth and breadth of knowledge , as well as his engaging and passionate presentation style, whether providing formal lectures, living history presentations or tours of historic sites in the Tri-state area. A member of numerous history based organizations and active in the reenactment community, he participates in numerous battle reenactments, living history programs and ceremonies to honor our first and current veterans. A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia region, Mr. Jesberger is a native of Northeast Philadelphia and has relocated to Bucks and Montgomery County, PA and currently resides in Lansdale, PA with his wife and three children.

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