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Then And Now: Camp Stanton

Each week, Lynnfield Patch takes a photo from the files of the Lynnfield Historical Society and talks about what's there now.

Then And Now: Camp Stanton

This week's photo is tough to get a very good look at, but it's Camp Stanton - the Civil War-era military training camp that existed in Lynnfield up until around the World War I era. I did not have a date for when this picture was taken. Given the quality of the image, I'm assuming it was sometime in the late 1800s, possibly even while training for the actual war was underway. But that's just speculation.

The camp was located near the present day Route 1 close to the Holiday Inn on the Lynnfield/Peabody Line. An article on Lynnfield Patch last summer marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War talked a little bit about the site and the soldiers who trained there.

Over in neighboring Wakefield, they recently had a day of activities in honor of the local soldiers who gave their lives in the Civil War, complete with re-enactors and much more. The link above provides a photo gallery to that day.

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