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Pork, Hard-Tack, Beans, and Baseball in the 5th Mass Artillery

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location VA
City/State/Country: Falmouth, VA, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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“We had plenty of pork and hard tack to go with the beans. We amused ourselves when the weather would permit by having a game of baseball.”

William A. Waugh, Reminiscences of the rebellion or what I saw as a private soldier on the 5th Mass. Light Battery from 1861-1863. Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 15 2009. Waugh is here describing life in winter quarters near Falmouth on the Virginia coast and east of Fredericksburg.

 

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