Re: [TalkAntietam] Camp Wells, Va
- Hi Gerry - I have pretty much cleaned out Bucks on their 128th stuff. I have been to Carlisle several years ago and hope to visit again as I know they get new stuff all the time. I haven't had much time yet to peruse their website.Right now, I want to get back to Berks Co because they have more information, but I didn't have that much time. I also plan on heading out to Harrisburg. I have been to the Pa archives before also, and they have many of the records, but again more then I had time for when I was there. They also have some great 3D artifacts, which I was giving permission to photograph.I realize that I need to look for other soldier's input, but I really wanted to know if others in their research every came across something like this or any ideas on how much room one regiment would take in an encampment - especially one that is brand new with close to a full complement.Thanks for your input.Paula
From: "G E Mayers" <gerry1952@...>
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 9:40:46 PM
Subject: RE: [TalkAntietam] Camp Wells, Va
It could very well be possible. However, if you could find some other soldiers from different companies that would basically say the same as the two soldiers you quoted from here, that might be somewhat definite proof (to me at least). Or, if you could find something in NARA that might be a report of the Colonel of the Regiment before they went to Antietam?
Have you thought of contacting the Bucks County Historical Society or the US Army Military History Institute to see if they have anything on the 128th PVI in their holdings?
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
"True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee
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Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 9:16 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Camp Wells, Va
FYIYou are invited to help
Celebrate Historical La Mott and Honor the United States Colored Troops 150th Anniversary and the founding of Camp William Penn*
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Historical La Mott
Guided and self-guided walking tours
Regimental USCT Re-enactors
Impersonators of Civil War Figures
Rain or Shine
Events will take place inside and outside
Visit www.usct.org for information as the program is developed
Phone: 215 885-2258
Presented by: Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott and The Camp William Penn Museum with support of The 3rd Regiment USCT Re-enactors and The 6th Regiment USCT Re-enactors
*Camp William Penn, which was located in what is now modern day La Mott, was the first and largest Federal training site for colored soldiers during the Civil War.
Note: Volunteers needed for help in all aspects of this event; some starting now and some the day of the event. Ideas and suggestions are also welcome. If you are able to help or participate, please contact:
Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott (CROHL)
1618 Willow Avenue
La Mott, PA 19027
Phone: 215 885-2258