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19th IL vs. 69th Ohio

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

In May of 1863 the Turchin Boys of the 19th Illinois (Basil Turchin was colonel of the 19th) played a team from the 69th Ohio, on the drill ground just outside the Union army camp at Murfreesboro, TN. 

This Turchin team played a wartime game in Chicago (see protoball entry).


Cincinnati Inquirer, Feb. 25, 1879

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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