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Camp Meigs Memorial Park, Readville (Hyde Park), Mass., c. 1905

PC001.02.01.USMA.2450.0010.002 (RS260298)

Description

View of Camp Meigs Memorial Park depciting two cannons on a grassy area on either side of a flagpole with two birch trees. Additional trees and buildings can be seen in the background and a dirt path surrounds the grass area. The camp was used as a training field during the Civil War for many Massachusetts regiments including the 54th, 55th and the 5th Calvary, the first African-American troops to serve in the United States Army.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Acquisition Type
Gift
Date of Acquisition
1932-07-07
Physical Description
1 photograph ; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Dimensions
6.5x 8.5 (HxW) (inches)
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
GUSN
317326
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.2450.0010.002

Record details

Originator
Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (Photographic studio)
Descriptive Terms
Civil War (1861-1865)
cannons (artillery)
civil wars
flagpoles
grass (plant material)
military training camps
parks (recreation areas)
trees
war memorials
Material Type
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs
Subjects
Hyde Park
Readville (neighborhood)

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