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Soldier in TN asks sister to send him a baseball

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Tennessee
City/State/Country: Wartrace, TN, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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Original 2 page handwritten letter from Alonzo P. Brown of the Company E 107th Regiment New York Volunteers as he writes to a young lady (we think his married sister) named Mrs. James H. Giles from the battlefields of the Civil War. Written in ink he talks of her sending him a baseball she had promised as in a previous letter he explained that everyone was baseball crazy and they needed a good ball to play with in camp! He writes, "You state that you are going to send the Ball." I have another letter to document this is clearly in regard to baseball!

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice



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