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Artillerists play quoits and baseball

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
City/State/Country: Corinth, MS, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

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..."

Sources

Hampton  Smith (ed.), "Brother of Mine: The Civil War Letters of Thomas and William Christie,"

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