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Ball Playing popular in Wisconsin Camp

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Wisconsin
City/State/Country: Milwaukee, WI, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The Wisconsin State Journal, May 25, 1861, prints a letter datelined 1st Regiment, Camp Scott, Milwaukee, May 24:

"Amusements in camp.....Chess constitutes an agreeable and profitable pastime. Card and ball playing are more general favorites in which a large proportion of the men engage."

Prior to the war, a base ball field was located at where Camp Scott was established.


The Wisconsin State Journal, May 25, 1861

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