Ballgame in Americus on 5 January 1865

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Date of Game Thursday, January 5, 1865
Location Americus, GA, United States
Field  Add Field Page Andersonville POW Camp
NY Rules Unknown

The January 5, 1865 diary entry of W. H. Smith, a prisoner of war at Andersonville POW camp, says “Capt. Wirz gives me a pass to go to hospital. Have been down there all afternoon playing ball.”

Andersonville is in western Georgia. It is about 55 miles E of Columbus GA, which is on the Alabama border.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Players Locality Non-local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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