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Age of Players Adult  +
City East St. Louis  +
Comment <p>This may be the first recorded instance of ballplaying by Civil War soldiers.</p>
Coordinates 38° 37' 28" N, 90° 9' 2" WLatitude: 38.624514
Longitude: -90.1506465
Country United States  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline First Sunday in the Army: "Ball-playing, Wrestling, and Some Cards  +
Location Illinois  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><span>Military History and Reminiscences of the Thirteenth Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry</span> (Woman's Temperance Publishing, Chicago, 1892), page 10. PBall file: CW-122. </p>
State IL  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,861  +
Year Number 15  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:47:33  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>In early May 1861, the new 13< <p>In early May 1861, the new 13<sup>th</sup> Illinois Regiment assembled in East St. Louis IL. Writing of the first Sabbath in the camp, the veterans later said "There was drill: <em>so</em> the notion of the leaders ran. A better view obtains now. There was ball-playing and wrestling and some card-playing, but that [just the card-playing?] was generally regarded as out of order."</p> <p> </p> of order."</p> <p> </p>
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