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1862.29
Age of Players Adult  +
City Madison  +
Coordinates 43° 4' 23" N, 89° 24' 4" WLatitude: 43.0730517
Longitude: -89.4012302
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Country United States  +
External Number 17  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Rebel Prisoners Seen Playing Ball in WI Prison Camp  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location WI  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State WI  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
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 17:41:13  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>A Wisconsin newspaper sent a writ <p>A Wisconsin newspaper sent a writer to the nearby Camp Randall, where 881 prisoners of war were just arriving. “Some of the men and boys, of the 55<sup>th</sup> Tennessee regiment were amusing themselves with playing ball.” The reporter notes that many prisoners had only light clothing that would provide little protection against northern winds. Many of the prisoners had been among 7000 men captured in the CSA’s surrender of Island Ten, a strategic position in the Mississippi River near New Madrid, Missouri. The nature of the Tenneseeans’ ballplaying was not recorded.</p> <p>“Camp Randall,” <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Weekly Wisconsin Patriot </span>(Madison), April 26, 1862. Accessed at Genealogybank on 5/21/2009. Camp Randall was the former fairground for Madison WI.</p> <p>See also Madison Journal, April 22, 1862, Milwaukee Daily News, April 24, 1862, Manitowac Weekly Tribune, May 14, 1862. [ba]</p> ekly Tribune, May 14, 1862. [ba]</p>
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