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The "best players" of NYC and Brooklyn play in the army

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Washington DC
City/State/Country: Washington, DC, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

The DC National Republican, June 28, 1861 prints a June 25th letter from Camp Wool [in DC] saying that Steers' nine (Company E) played Baldwin's nine (Company D), the two nines containing some of the best players of NYC and Brooklyn. The Washington Evening Star, July 1, 1861 reports that this was between 2 companies of the 14th New York, camped near 7th Street Park, and that Co. D won 39-17.

See also the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, July 5, 1861, which calls the soldiers in Co. D "many old and almost professional players." The regiment's colonel umpired the game.

Sources

The DC National Republican, June 28, 1861

Submitted by Bruce Allardice



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