Eleven regiments of United States Colored Troops trained at Camp William Penn between 1863 and 1865. The links below (also in the pull-down menu above) provide a brief regimental history for each regiment as well as a list of relevant books, articles and manuscript collections related to each regiment.
Camp William Penn Secondary Sources
Binder, Frederick M. "Pennsylvania Negro Regiments." Journal of Negro History 37 (1952): 383-417.
Johnson, James Elton. "A History of Camp William Penn and Its Black Troops in the Civil War, 1863-1865." Ph.D. diss., University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Colleen F. Rafferty. "The Records of Camp William Penn." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 135 (October 2011): 547-548.
Scott, Donald, Sr. Camp William Penn. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2008.
________. Camp William Penn, 1863-1865: America's First Federal African American Soldiers' Fight for Freedom. Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 2012.
Wert Jeffry D. "Camp William Penn and the Black Soldier." Pennsylvania History 46 (1979): 335-346.
Camp William Penn Primary Sources
Harrower, David I., and Thomas J. Wieckowski, eds. A Spectacle for Men and Angels: A Documentary Narrative of Camp William Penn and the Raising of Colored Regiments in Pennsylvania. West Conshohocken, PA: Infinity Publishing, 2013.
Vanderslice, Catherine H., ed. The Civil War Letters of George Washington Beidelman. New York: Vantage Press, 1978.