Camp Elder Dedication
Saturday September 7, 2013
Camp Elder, near West Chester Pa was established after the Gettysburg battle to hold Union prisoners of
War who had been given paroles by the Confederate army. Almost 2000 Union soldiers were sent to Camp
Elder by train from Harrisburg and held there under guard until exchanged for rebel captives.
The location of the camp was long forgotten even by the residents who now live on the grounds until
a historic committee was formed to honor the site with a historic marker. The 69th band and color guard
was invited to the ceremony and the block party which followed the event.
The Camp Elder Historic Marker
The 69th Band Performs
The Color Guard Forms for the Parade
Marching in to the Program
Organizer & Host David Walter
The After Event Block Party
The Ceremony at Westtown Township
Unveiling the Marker