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1861.55 Base Ball at Camp Tippicanoe

Location:

IN

The Indianapolis Daily Journal, June 7, 1861  quotes the Lafayette Journal about life of the soldiers at Camp Tippicanoe, near Lafayette. The soldiers belong to the 15th Indiana Volunteers.

"The boys are in the best spirits, and wehn off duty enjoy themselves in running foot races, playing ball, jumping, wrestling, and other healthful exercises..."

Sources:

The Indianapolis Daily Journal, June 7, 1861

Year
1861
Item
1861.55
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1862.61 Confederate POWs in Indianapolis play base ball

Location:

IN

Game:

Base Ball

Age of Players:

Adult

Confederate army POWs at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, played baseball in 1862, according to  a letter from a POW, and a report by a Union general. See James R. Hall, "Den of Misery. Indiana's Civil War Prison" p. 39, 71.

Camp Morton was situated on the old state fairgrounds, and was used as a baseball field postwar.

Sources:

James R. Hall, "Den of Misery. Indiana's Civil War Prison" p. 39, 71.

Year
1862
Item
1862.61
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