Over the past few years, Dan Sullivan has been researching Camp Cameron, Cambridge’s short-lived Civil War barracks that was located on the Somerville/Cambridge line outside Davis Square. Very little historical evidence exists for Camp Cameron. Fortunately, Dan has found some – like descriptions of the camp in the Cambridge newspapers – and through his hard work has pieced together the Camp’s story.
Dan’s research is a fascinating look into both a great subject and the process of archival research. His work is still ongoing. Read his article on Camp Cameron for the Somerville Patch and follow his two blogs about the Civil War Barracks: http://campcameron.blogspot.com/ and http://somerville.patch.com/users/dan-sullivan-4/blog_posts.