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Diarist at White Oak Church Camp in VA Plays Ball
|Tags||Civil War, MilitaryCivil War, Military|
|City/State/Country:||Virginia, United States|
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|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
“Friday, April 17, 1863 Quite a fine day. Boys all playing ball. Co. drills in the afternoon.
“Wednesday, April 22, 1863 Cool with some appearances of a storm. Played ball today and got somewhat tired.”
G. S. Stuart and A. M. Jakeman, Jr., eds., John H. Stevens: Civil War Diary (Miller Books, Acton ME, 1997), page 127. Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 15, 1863. Note: we need to ascertain Stevens’ home and unit; the 9th PA lists a soldier by this name as a 1st Lt., as does the 5th MI, as does the 5th ME, which seems the most likely unit.. Text is not found via Google Books in June 2009.
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