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Happy Pennsylvanians near DC

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location MD
City/State/Country: Fort Washington, MD, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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The Pottsville Weekly Miners' Journal, June 1, 1861 prints a letter datelined May 26 from Fort Washington, MD, near DC, from a Lieutenant in the 1st company, Washington Artillery (a Pottsville unit): "At the close of the day, our boys indulge in a game of ball in the water battery, where our quarters are located, and are apparently as happy as if they were taking an afternoon game on Lawton's Hill, or back of the basin."

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The Pottsville Weekly Miners' Journal, June 1, 1861

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