Camp Stanton

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Camp Edwin M. Stanton (usually known as just Camp Stanton) was an American Civil War training camp that existed from 1861-1862 in Lynnfield, Massachusetts.[1] It was known as Camp Schuyler when it opened in 1861, but was renamed in 1862 in honor of United States Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.[2][3] It served as the training camp and rendezvous for recruits from Eastern Massachusetts (recruits from Western Massachusetts were sent to Camp Wool in Worcester, Massachusetts).[4] Soldiers stationed at Camp Schuyler/Stanton included Edward A. Wild, Henry Wilson, Nelson A. Miles, Edward Winslow Hinks, and Arthur F. Devereux.[5][6] During World War I it was renamed Camp Houston and served as a Massachusetts National Guard mobilization camp in 1917.[1][3] It was located on the Newburyport Turnpike (now part of U.S. Route 1) near the Peabody, Massachusetts line.[5][7] The camp was divided into streets, with tents and cook houses located on both sides of the Turnpike to Suntaug Lake.[3]

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