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Chicago artillerist plays baseball in Baton Rouge, earns $5

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Louisiana
City/State/Country: Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

Winters, "The Civil War in Louisiana" p. 404 cites the diary of Florison D. Pitts, of the Chicago Mercantile Battery (at LSU): "While at Baton Rouge [in early 1865] he attended the circus and played baseball, receiving five dollars for the latter."

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