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Town Ball at Shiloh Battlefield

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location TN
City/State/Country: Shiloh, TN, United States
Game Town Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary

The Mattoon Gazette, April 17, 1862 prints a letter from a soldier in the 7th IL, datelined Pittsburgh Landing, March 31, 1862: "Down on the parade ground the old time-honored games of 'ball pin,' and 'town ball' have enlisted the attention of fifty or sixty soldiers..."

Pittsburgh Landing is where the April 1862 battle of Shiloh was fought.


The Mattoon Gazette, April 17, 1862

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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