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1864.53
Age of Players Adult  +
City Chattanooga  +
Comment <p>It seems likely that these games <p>It seems likely that these games were played under Mass game rules.</p> <p>General Sherman's winter camp was outside Chattanooga, and his march into GA started in the beginning of May 1864.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Coordinates 35° 2' 44" N, 85° 18' 35" WLatitude: 35.0456297
Longitude: -85.3096801
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Country United States  +
Game Massachusetts Game + , Presumably +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Headline General Hooker's Players "Pretty Badly Beat", 70-11  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location TN  +
Query <p>The Massapoag Club of Sharon MA fielded 10-14 players for its pre-war games, which were subject to Massachusetts rules.  Why would the regimental history, 17 years later, refer to "nines"? </p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><strong>A: </strong>L <p><strong>A: </strong>Letter of April 13, 1864 by Lt. Thomas Howland.  Obtained via Massachusetts Historical Society, August 2015.</p> <p><strong>B:</strong> Letter home by E. L. Edes, April 1864. For full letter, see Supplemental Text, below.</p> <p><strong>C: </strong>A. B. Underwood, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Thirty-Third Mass. Infantry Regiment, 1862 - 1865</span> (A. Williams and Co., Boston, 1881, page 199.  Search string: <kershaw had a smart>. </p> <p> </p> smart>. </p> <p> </p>
State TN  +
Submission Note Emails of 8/1/2015 and 8/16/2015  +
Submitted by Paul Johnson +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,864  +
Year Number 53  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 3 July 2018 19:46:32  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">< <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"><strong>A:</strong> The match game of base ball between the staff, and orderlies of Gen. Hooker, and thirteen players from our regiment came off this forenoon, the result was in favor of our regiment, the innings stood seventy to eleven, pretty badly beat wasn't they.  They will play another game this afternoon.  Gen. Hooker ordered Col. Wood to postpone brigade drill, that they might play.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;"><strong>B:</strong>Nothing has been stirring for the last week except for ball playing and one brigade drill.  We play ball about all the time now.  We, or some of the officers, have received a challenge from Gen'l Hooker's staff and escort to play a match.  Fourteen players have been selected to play against them, amongst whom is ELE< the letter writer>.  Four of them are commissioned officers, the rest enlisted men.  We have also had a challenge from the one hundred and thirty.sixth New York, bit I don't know if it will be played or not.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="color: black; font-family: 'Arial','sans-serif'; font-size: 10pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: small;"><strong>C: Major Lawrence with a skillful nine selected from Hooker's body guard, challenged the [33rd MA] regiment to match them in a manly game of base ball, and his nine got worsted.  The New York regiment threw down the glove with a like result.  The champion Sharon [MA] boys knew a thing or two about base ball, which they had learned in contests with the laurelled Massapoags at home. </strong><br /></span></span></p> /></span></span></p>
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