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Age of Players Adult  +
Comment <p>Jones was from Spring Green, WI, which is about 30 miles west of Madison and 110 miles west of Milwaukee WI. Jones later became a leading Unitarian minister and a pacifist. </p>
Coordinates 37° 5' 25" N, 95° 42' 46" WLatitude: 37.09024
Longitude: -95.712891
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Country United States  +
Game Wicket +
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Headline Wisconsin Man's Diary Included a Dozen References to Ballplaying  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location Wisconsin  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>Jenkin Lloyd Jones, <span>An Artilleryman's Diary</span> (Wisconsin History Commission, 1914). Accessed on Google Books 6/3/09 via "'wisconsin history commission' 'No. 8'" search. PBall file: CW-28.</p>
Submission Note 5/12/2009  +
Submitted by Jeffrey Kittel +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
Year Number 20  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , State  + , City  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 October 2015 01:41:38  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>Private Jenkin Jones sprinkled 12 <p>Private Jenkin Jones sprinkled 12 references to ballplaying in his Civil War Diary. They range from December 1862 to February 1865. Most are very brief notes, like the "played ball in the afternoon" he recorded in Memphis in February 1863 [page 34]. The more revealing entries:</p> <p>· Oxford, 12/62: "The delightful weather succeeded in enticing most of the boys form their well-worn decks and cribbage boards, bringing them out in ball playing, pitching quoits,etc. Tallied for an interesting game of base ball" [pp 19/20]</p> <p>· Huntsville, 3/64: "Games daily in camp, ball, etc." [p. 184]</p> <p>· Huntsville, 3/64: "Played ball all of the afternoon" [p.193]</p> <p>· Fort Hall, 4/64: "[Col. Raum] examined our quarters and fortifications, after which he and the other officers turned in that had a game of wicket ball." [p.203]</p> <p>· Etowah Bridge, 9/64: "a championship game of base-ball was played on the flat between the non-veterans and the veterans. The non-veterans came off victorious by 11 points in 61." [p. 251]</p> <p>· Chattanooga, 2/65: "The 6<sup>th</sup> Badger boys have been playing ball with our neighbors, Buckeyes, this afternoon. We beat them three games of four.</p> <p> </p> es of four.</p> <p> </p>
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