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DATE: Monday, Dec. 7, 2015                                                                        Patricia Parente
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Meet Author Donald Scott at the Cinnaminson Library Dec. 17

Donald Scott, author of “Camp William Penn, 1863-1865: America’s First Federal African American Soldiers’ Fight for Freedom,” will speak at the Cinnaminson Library on Thursday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Scott will discuss African American Soldiers in the Civil War – Trinity A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Camp William Penn, and Henry Poke. Learn how a church cemetery in Cinnaminson and a young black man from Riverton are linked to the decision to enlist African Americans into the Union army and to train them just across the Delaware River in Camp William Penn.

The Cinnaminson Library is located at 1619 Riverton Road in Cinnaminson. Registration is requested for this program presented by Donald Scott and Jay Howard of the Palmyra Historical Society. Please call the library at (856) 829-9340, or register online at

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