Camp Elder Civil War Paroled P.O.W. Camp

Camp Elder Civil War Paroled P.O.W. Camp (HM1ARE)

Location: West Chester, PA 19382 Chester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 56.539', W 75° 34.304'

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After the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, over 2,000 Union prisoners were held at a makeshift camp here, awaiting exchange for Confederate prisoners. Retreating armies often issued battlefield paroles to captured enemy soldiers, who were then held by their own army. The community welcomed these men and tended the injured for several weeks until the Federal government declared the paroles invalid and returned the prisoners to their regiments.
Year Placed2013
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 451155 N 4421511
Decimal Degrees39.94231667, -75.57173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.539', W 75° 34.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 32.34" N, 75° 34' 18.24" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 611-619 Oakbourne Rd, West Chester PA 19382, US
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