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Age of Players Adult  +
External Number 12  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Union General Refers to “Long Ball”  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,861  +
Year Number 32  +
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Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:12  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>“Our light artillery rapidly gain <p>“Our light artillery rapidly gained position within range and the firing became general. The main body of our army [were] passive spectators of this game of ‘long ball,’ but not without partaking of its dangers.”</p> <p>Alexander Hays, “Letter from Alexander Hays, 1861,” in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Life and Letters of Alexander Hays, Brevet Colonel United States Army</span> (publisher? date?), page 708. Provided by Jeff Kittel, 5/12/09. Not available online May 2009. Jeff notes that Hays was a Union general from PA who was killed in the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. Available online at The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries Database, at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><strong>Query: </strong>Was Hays using a literal reference to the game of long ball, or was this a general analogy used at the time?</p> eneral analogy used at the time?</p>
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