Tag: Alexander Peacock

  • Alexander Peacock

    Alexander Peacock was one of the original members of the Camden Fire Department, joining as an extra man with Engine Company 1 on December 7, 1869. Before joining the fire department, he worked as a carpenter. In the fall of 1869, he lived at 1127 Broadway. Peacock was removed from the Camden Fire Department on…

  • Charles Hall Released

    Charles Hall Released

    Jersey Journal – March 6, 1876 Charles Hall, a noted desperado of Camden, was released from the State Penitentiary two weeks ago, after serving a twelve months’ imprisonment. On Thursday he got drunk and violently assaulted his brother, beating him in a brutal manner. Later he cruelly beat an old man named Levi North. Afterward…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…