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|Year=1864
 
|Year=1864
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|Year Number=1
 
|Headline=Southern Soldier Notes Repeated Ballplaying, Including Game of Cat
 
|Headline=Southern Soldier Notes Repeated Ballplaying, Including Game of Cat
|Text=<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.<b>Note:</b> 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>
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|Salience=3
|Tags=Civil War
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|Tags=Civil War, Military,
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|Location=VA,
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|Coordinates=38.3084627, -77.63443339999998
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|State=VA
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|City=Chancellorsville
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|Immediacy of Report=Contemporary
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|Age of Players=Adult
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|Text=<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>
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<p>&ldquo;May 26 . . . Quite pleasant this afternoon. Played a game of ball with my friends in the 40<sup>th</sup> Va. Reg.&rdquo; &ldquo;May 27. . . . Relieved from guard this morning. Out in the field playing ball with a portion of the 40<sup>th</sup> Reg.&rdquo; &ldquo;May 28. . . . Played ball.&rdquo; &ldquo;May 30. . . . Played ball this evening for sport as I had nothing else to do. Bad news from home.&rdquo; &ldquo;June 2. . . . Played ball this afternoon. No news in camp of any importance.&rdquo; &ldquo;June 11 . . . . Played a game of ball called cat.&rdquo; Douglass returned the diary to its original owner in 1867.</p>
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<p>Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 15, 2009. The diary is also found online: Google web search: &ldquo;douglass diary morrisville.&rdquo; <strong>Note:</strong> Douglass&rsquo; 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>
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|External Number=76
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|Reviewed=Yes
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|Has Supplemental Text=No
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|Country=United States
 
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Southern Soldier Notes Repeated Ballplaying, Including Game of Cat

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location VA
City/State/Country: Chancellorsville, VA, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

Finding, on the Chancellorsville battlefield, a partly used diary in the abandoned knapsack of a Union soldier from the 87th NY, Robert T. Douglass started making entries in May 1864.

“May 26 . . . Quite pleasant this afternoon. Played a game of ball with my friends in the 40th Va. Reg.” “May 27. . . . Relieved from guard this morning. Out in the field playing ball with a portion of the 40th 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.

Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 15, 2009. The diary is also found online: Google web search: “douglass diary morrisville.” Note: 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.

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