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Heavy battle losses don't stop baseball playing

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

The Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18, 1861 has an article on a visit tot he Army of the Potomac, where the writer visited a regiment recently decimated in the Battle of Ball's Bluff, and sees "a party at play in a vigorous game of base ball, and that not forty eight hours after they stood hemmed in by the rebels..."

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The Chicago Tribune, Nov. 18, 1861

Submitted by Bruce Allardice



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