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Ball Playing competes with fencing in camp

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location NY
City/State/Country: Albany, NY, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The Ogdensburg Advance, Aug. 23, 1861 picks up an Albany Journal item about life in camp: "The People's Ellsworth Regiment spends their leisure hours "in great part to athletic exercises--fencing, boxing, ball playing--while their evenings are passed in singing."

This unit was the 44th New York Infantry, which at this time was in camp near Albany, NY.


The Ogdensburg Advance, Aug. 23, 1861

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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