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Diarist Records 12 References to Ball-Playing, 1863-1864
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Edwin A. Haradon, a member of the 86th NY infantry [possibly from the Corning NY area], made 12 terse references to ballplaying from January 17, 1863 to April 15, 1864.
Most are simple diary notes like the first entry: “Staid around camp and plaid at ball and had a good time nothing else going on.”
Some other examples: “April 2  “went on picket plaid ball at the reserve 10:00 till 1:00 o’clock” April 6  “plaid at ball and saw the boys play drop ball.” April 15  “plaid ball some jumped some” April 30  “Laid around camp Saw the 40 and our boys play.” June 21  “Read some quite lonesome Saw the 73rd & 40th play ball some in the afternoon.” Haradon saw action at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg , and was wounded at Spotsylvania.
Civil War Diary of Edwin Albert Haradon. Provided by Michael Aubrecht, May 2009.
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