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Soldier Under General Rosecrans Sees Ballplaying in Tennessee

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

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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