Camp William Penn, Cheltenham Township, Pennslyvania

Camp William Penn

Camp William Penn was the first ever federal training camp for African American in the United States that emerged during the Civil War. Camp William Penn was located in Cheltenham Township, Pennslyvania. About 11,000 free blacks and former slaves trained at the camp. Out of those 8,612 of those African American Soldiers were from the state of Pennslyvania.

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