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Base Ball a "common game of amusement"

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

The Canton (Ohio) Repository, July 1, 1863 prints a letter from Dr. Lewis Slusser, June 18, 1863, stationed near Murfreesboro, TN with the Army of the Cumberland: "The leisure time of our men is variously employed. Cricket, base ball, pitching horse shoes, cards, chess and checker are the most common games of amusement."


The Canton (Ohio) Repository, July 1, 1863

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