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36th Illinois loses to 24th Wisconsin by 50

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location TN
City/State/Country: Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult
Text

A favorite amusement all through our Murfreesboro stay was

base ball, and many an hour was spent at Camp Schaffer in this absorbing game. Sometimes the fun was varied by a contest with some other regiment, and though the 36th were very skillful, they sometimes met their match, as one record very candidly says : "In the afternoon eight boys of the 24th Wisconsin played ball against eight of ours and beat us (!) by fifty a very interesting

game."

Sources

Bennett and Haigh, "36th Illinois" p. 425

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