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5th Massachusetts Artillery Plays Base Ball, 1863-1864

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location VA
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult
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The history of the Fifth MA Battery has four brief references to base ball from March 1863 to February 1864. Two soldiers’ diaries note games on March 11, March 29, and April 11 1863 in Falmouth VA. A Captain Phillips wrote from Rappahannock Station on February 23, 1864: “I am sitting at my desk with my door wide open, and the men are playing ball out of doors.”

History of the Fifth Massachusetts Battery [1861-1865] (Luther E. Cowles, Boston, 1902), pages 559, 564, 572, 774. Accessed . . .

External Number 43



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