In Washington in 1862undefined

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Date of Game 1862
Game Goal
Location Washington, DC, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description A letter from a soldier of the 11th VT, datelined Fort Saratoga, Nov. 11, 1862, says "on the east of the road was a level piece of ground, upon which Capt. Boynton proposed to have a game of goal, in which all joined and tried each others speed at running. This was a fine sport for us. It reminded us of old Vermont."
Sources Hyde Park (VT) Lamoille Newsdealer, Nov. 21, 1862.
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Unsure what this game of "goal" entailed, but likely "goal ball."

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice



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