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1861.29
Age of Players Adult  +
City Port Royal  +
Coordinates 32° 22' 45" N, 80° 41' 33" WLatitude: 32.3790843
Longitude: -80.6926069
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Country United States  +
External Number 9  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline 3rd NH Celebrates Thanksgiving in SC “In Playing Ball, Turkey Shooting”  +
Holiday Thanksgiving  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location South Carolina  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State SC  +
Tags Civil War  + , Holidays  + , Military  +
Year 1,861  +
Year Number 29  +
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 17:41:11  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>Writing to the editor of the Manc <p>Writing to the editor of the Manchester NH <em>Farmer’s Cabinet</em>, a soldier Mudsill noted that while awaiting further orders on the South Carolina island of Port Royal in November 1861, the 3<sup>rd</sup> NH observed a “regular, old-fashioned New England Thanksgiving Thursday, away down here in Dixie?” The pumpkin pies and plum pudding were missing, but “the day was passed in playing ball, turkey shooting, and in the afternoon a pole was erected and the regimental flag run up, amid a thousand cheers.” He does not further describe the ball game.</p> <p>Source: “Our Army Correspondence: Letter from the N. H. Third,” <em>Farmer’s Cabinet</em>, December 12, 1861.. Accessed via Genealogybank subscription, 5/21/09.</p> alogybank subscription, 5/21/09.</p>
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