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Soldier Under General Rosecrans Sees Ballplaying in Tennessee
|Tags||Civil War, MilitaryCivil War, Military|
|City/State/Country:||Murfreesboro, TN, United States|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
E. L. Tabler’s Civil War diary runs from January 1863 through May 1864. In March 1863 he was camped near Murfreesboro TN. On March 25 1863 he wrote: “the boys enjoy themselves very well playing at Ball & pitching Horseshoes.” Tabler notes that his regiment has been taken over by John C. McWilliams; a John C. McWilliams is listed at a Captain in the 51st Illinois, which was in the Murfreesboro area in March 1863.
“1998 Transcription by William E. Henry of a Civil War Diary,”
http://www.51illinois.org/TablerDiaryRaw1863.pdf, accessed 6/8/09.
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