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Base Ball at an Illinois Camp

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Illinois
City/State/Country: Freeport, IL, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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A 5-16-61 letter sent from Camp Scott, a training facility at Freeport, IL, from a soldier named Tyler in the 15th Illinois Infantry, relates that the solders are playing base ball in camp.

An image of Camp Scott is in Harper's Weekly, June 15, 1861. The camp was located near the modern high school, on grounds used by the Empire BBC of Freeport.

 

 

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Email from Bruce Allardice, 3/12/2013. No source given.

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