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Colonel calls off drill so game can be played

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, Dec. 8, 1861 reports that the 14th NY defeated a team from the 24th NY so badly that the 24th quit in the 5th inning, already down 25-4. Game played in camp on the 25th. When the game started, the 30th NY was drilling on the hoped-for ball field, but upon request, the colonel of the 30th called off the drill so the game could be played.

The 24th was stationed near Upton's Hill, Fairfax County.

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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