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1864.1
Age of Players Adult  +
City Chancellorsville  +
Coordinates 38° 18' 30" N, 77° 38' 4" WLatitude: 38.3084627
Longitude: -77.6344334
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Country United States  +
External Number 76  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Southern Soldier Notes Repeated Ballplaying, Including Game of Cat  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location VA  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State VA  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,864  +
Year Number 1  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 16 June 2019 17:18:59  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>Finding, on the Chancellorsville <p>Finding, on the Chancellorsville battlefield, a partly used diary in the abandoned knapsack of a Union soldier from the 87<sup>th</sup> NY, Robert T. Douglass started making entries in May 1864.</p> <p>“May 26 . . . Quite pleasant this afternoon. Played a game of ball with my friends in the 40<sup>th</sup> Va. Reg.” “May 27. . . . Relieved from guard this morning. Out in the field playing ball with a portion of the 40<sup>th</sup> Reg.” “May 28. . . . Played ball.” “May 30. . . . Played ball this evening for sport as I had nothing else to do. Bad news from home.” “June 2. . . . Played ball this afternoon. No news in camp of any importance.” “June 11 . . . . Played a game of ball called cat.” Douglass returned the diary to its original owner in 1867.</p> <p>Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 15, 2009. The diary is also found online: Google web search: “douglass diary morrisville.” <strong>Note:</strong> Douglass’ unit appears to have stayed near the Stafford/Chancellorsville area in May and June. His diary entries continue through 1863 but have no additional ballplaying references. Accessed online 6/15/09.</p> rences. Accessed online 6/15/09.</p>
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