Item contributed by Hyde Park Historical Society
This painting by Bostonian Thomas H. Badger Jr. depicts Camp Meigs from nearby Fairmount Hill.
The 54th Massachusetts trained at this camp in the spring of 1863 before heading south. They quartered in wooden barracks, and trained in marching and musketry, learning the discipline and skills necessary for battle.
Painted by Thomas H. Badger Jr.
Giclee Reproduction of the painting
Donated to Hyde Park Historical Society in 1917, donor once known.