Westampton Memorial American Legion Post 509
A Tribute to the Civil War Veterans of Timbuctoo Westampton 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. Program Mayor Sidney Camp: Introductions American Legion Post 509 Color Guard Drs. David G. Orr and Christopher Barton, Temple U. Archeology Project: presentations and tours Historian Paul Schopp: The 1860 Battle of Pine Swamp near Timbuctoo Wesley 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 Lambert Drive (north off of Rancocas Road 1/4 mile west of the Route 541 Bypass). A shuttle bus will transport people to the ceremony site. Please arrive between 1:30 and 1:45. Handicapped parking will be available at 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 Service For additional information please contact Westampton Township at 609-267-1891, extension 6.
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