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Artillerists play quoits and baseball
|Tags||Civil War, MilitaryCivil War, Military|
|City/State/Country:||Corinth, MS, United States|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
Hampton Smith (ed.), "Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie," feature the wartime letter of a member of the 1st MN light artillery. There are several mentions of Thomas playing baseball in camp:
p. 56 (letter from Corinth, MS, June 26, 1862): "As to exercise, quoits and base ball fill up every leisure moment I have..." (with quoits being his favorite)
p. 111 (letter from Lake Providence, LA, March 11, 1863): "We sleep sound and dreamless, fatigued by our exertions at Base Ball through the Day."
p. 123 (Lake Providence, April 11, 1863): mentions "my habits of playing cricket, quoits, and base ball..."
Hampton Smith (ed.), "Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie,"
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|Submitted by||Bruce Allardice|
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