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Base Ball at an Illinois Camp
|Tags||Civil War, MilitaryCivil War, Military|
|City/State/Country:||Freeport, IL, United States|
|Game||Base BallBase Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
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.
Email from Bruce Allardice, 3/12/2013. No source given.
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|Submitted by||Bruce Allardice|
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