A Tribute to the Civil War Veterans of TimbuctooWestampton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
When: Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 27,2012,1:30 PM to 4:00 PM Where: Adjacent to the Timbuctoo Cemetery, Church Street off Rancocas Road, Westampton Township.Why: Timbuctoo was established as a community by and for free African American citizens in the1820s. Several members of the community served in the 22nd Regiment US Colored Troopsduring the Civil War. This community represents the hopes and aspirations of freedom lovingpeople, many of whom had been enslaved. For many years their history was ignored andforgotten but now, through the efforts of Westampton Township and the Timbuctoo Discovery Project, their story is being reclaimed. This is an important story for all Americans to appreciate and the organizers hope that people of all races and religions will attend.ProgramMayor Sidney Camp: IntroductionsAmerican Legion Post 509 Color GuardDrs. David G. Orr and Christopher Barton, Temple U. Archeology Project: presentations and toursHistorian Paul Schopp: The 1860 Battle of Pine Swamp near TimbuctooWesley AM.E. Zion Church Choir of Burlington, NJ (founded at Timbuctoo in 1845)e" Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops Re-enactors, Inc.Directions: Park at the Holly Hills Elementary School located 1/2 mile from the cemetery on LambertDrive (north off of Rancocas Road 1/4 mile west of the Route 541 Bypass). A shuttle bus will transportpeople to the ceremony site. Please arrive between 1:30 and 1:45. Handicapped parking will be availableat the cemetery. Seating will be limited. Please feel free to bring your own folding chairs.Sponsored by the Township of Westampton and the National Park ServiceFor additional information please contact Westampton Township at 609-267-1891, extension 6.