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Hyde Park in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

54th Infantry - 55th Infantry - 5th Cavalry

Massachusetts Volunteer Militia

 
 
Memorial to Massachusetts' Black volunteers image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa 1992
1. Memorial to Massachusetts' Black volunteers
On the site of Camp Meigs, the Civil War training camp for various Massachusetts regiments in the Readville (Hyde Park) section of Boston.
Inscription.
54th Infantry
55th Infantry
5th Cavalry

Massachusetts Volunteer Militia
1863-1865

"With Malice toward None, with Charity for All."

Dedicated to
the African-American troops
who trained here and
distinguished themselves in the
Civil War, and to those who
continue to fight for equal
rights and equal justice

 
Location. 42° 14.087′ N, 71° 7.944′ W. Marker is in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Standbro Street and Hyde Park Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Standbro Street. Click for map. One block south of Neponset Valley Parkway at Stanbro Street, east of tennis courts inside the Camp Meigs Playground. Marker is in this post office area: Hyde Park MA 02136, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fairbanks House (approx. 1.9 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Dedham (approx. 2.2 miles away); Ponkapoag Plantation (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Powder House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dedham Boat Club (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boston Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Boston Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Related markers.
visiting Civil War re-enactors pose at memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, circa 1992
2. visiting Civil War re-enactors pose at memorial
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other monuments placed to honor the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Infantry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Readville. Readville, part of Hyde Park, was the location of the Camp Meigs traning ground. (Submitted on December 23, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. Belated Glory. Plans being made for a new, grander memorial. (Submitted on December 23, 2007, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. History of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, which was the subject of the movie Glory!. (Submitted on December 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Less well known than the 54th, the 55th also served in the operations outside Charleston, SC and the Battle of Olustee, Florida. (Submitted on December 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

5. 5th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment. The cavalry regiment served around the Petersburg-Bermuda Hundred area and shortly after the surrender of forces in Virginia, was sent to Texas. A diseration linked off this page details the training, personnel, and background of the 5th Cavalry. (Submitted on December 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Camp Meigs; Readville; U.S. Colored Troops; USCT
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,758 times since then and 44 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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