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Chadwick Tries to Start Richmond VA Team, but the Civil War Intervenes

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War
Location US South
City/State/Country: Richmond, VA, United States
Game Base Ball
Age of Players Adult
Text

Bill Hicklin notes (email of Feb 4, 2016) that "Chadwick visited his wife's family frequently and was disappointed that, as of the verge of the Civil War, there appeared to be no base ball clubs there at all."

Sources

Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns, Baseball: An Illustrated History [Knopf, 1994], p.12, no ref given. 

John Thorn, email of 2/10/2008, suggests that Beadle may have more detail.

Schiff, Millen, and Kirsch also cite Chadwick's attempt, but do not give a clear date, or a source.

Query

Is there a primary source for this claim?

Submitted by Bill Hicklin
Submission Note Email, 2/4/2016



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