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Soldiers on leave play ball in Chicago
|Tags||Civil War, MilitaryCivil War, Military|
|City/State/Country:||Chicago, IL, United States|
|Game||Base BallBase Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
The Chicago Tribune, June 28, 1864 reports that the Turchin Base Ball Club of the 19th Illinois Infantry will play a base ball game this afternoon at the Prairie Cricket grounds, West Madison St., Chicago. "All friends of the Nineteenth, and of this healthy and invigorating game, are expected to attend."
Basil Turchin was colonel and commander of the 19th.
The Chicago Tribune, June 28, 1864
|Submitted by||Bruce Allardice|
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