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117th IL plays town ball near Memphis

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location TN
City/State/Country: Memphis, TN, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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Gerlings's "One Hundred Seventeenth Illinois" p. 105: "May 18. Some of us played "town-ball" on the drill grounds. Col. Moore and Lt. Kerr being the leaders of the two sides." Same May 19, 20.

Col. Risdon Moore's 117th IL was stationed at Fort Pickering, Memphis in May 1863.

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Gerlings's "One Hundred Seventeenth Illinois" p. 105

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