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Base Ball Prevents Soldier Grumbling

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

The Boston Christian Advocate, July 18, 1861 notes that army regulations urge commanders to "encourage useful occupation and manly exercises and diversions among their men, and to repress dissipation and immorality." After noting that the French and British armies encourage sports, the Advocate opines that "Baseball, cricket, ten pins, &c., wold save any amount of grumbling" by bored soldiers.


The Boston Christian Advocate, July 18, 1861

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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