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The Mozart Regiment Plays Baseball

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

The New York Sunday Mercury, Nov. 3, 1861 reports that on Oct. 28th, near Fairfax, VA, members of Company I of the Mozart Regiment (40th NY), "partly composed of ball-players," defeated a picked nine from the rest of the regiment. The New York Sunday Mercury, Nov. 10, 1861 reports the return match, also won by Co. I.

The regiment wasn't musical, but rather named after the Mozart Hall wing of the NYC Democratic Party.

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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