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

Collection Type

  • Photography

GUSN

GUSN-317326

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

Descriptive Terms

cannons (artillery)
parks (recreation areas)
civil wars
war memorials
flagpoles
military training camps
trees
grass (plant material)
black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Physical Description

1 photograph ; 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Date of Acquisition

1932-07-07

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.2450.0010.002

Acquisition Type

Gift

Record Details

Originator

Thomson & Thomson (Boston, Mass.) (Photographic studio)

Material Type

black-and-white prints (photographs)
photographs

Subjects

Readville (neighborhood)
Hyde Park

Descriptive Terms

Civil War (1861-1865)

Description Level

Item