Enlisting and Training Service of the 54th

Item contributed by National Parks of Boston

Before shipping out for South Carolina, the 54th trained at Camp Meigs in Readville, Hyde Park–today part of the City of Boston. The Camp had been established to train soldiers from Massachusetts in 1862. This sketch depicts the camp when another local regiment, the 45th Massachusetts Regiment, occupied the camp in 1862.

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Hubbard Charles Eustis, The Campaign of the Forty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (Boston: James S. Adams, 1882).

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