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Camp Elder: The Strange Story of Westtown's Union Prisoner of War Camp

at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 11 2022
Camp Elder: The Strange Story of Westtown's Union Prisoner of War Camp

Local historian David Walter leads a virtual exploration of Chester County’s own Civil War POW camp.

Historian Dave Walter has uncovered the records of this Civil War P.O.W. camp and woven a fascinating tale of the stories of those who commanded the camp and those who were its prisoners. His power point presents fascinating tales of tragedy, humor, and even an amazing love story, as these Union soldiers from all over the North were greeted by, and cared for by, the residents of West Chester and surrounding townships.

Presentation is via Zoom, and will be recorded and available for 7 days for

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All proceeds benefit the development of future programming and the preservation of the History Center and its collections.

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