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South Carolina soldiers Play Ball near Petersburg

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location VA
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult
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Wil Greene, "Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion..." p. 133, cites the William J. Miller memoir,Winthrop University, as saying "We younger soldiers played ball often [in the winter of 1864] and in winter time we had snow..." This while they were defending Petersburg.

Submitted by Bruce Allardice



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