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Age of Players Adult  +
External Number 32  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Ohio Soldier Sees “Most of Our Company “ Playing Pre-battle Bat Ball  +
Location VA  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
Year Number 44  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Country  + , State  + , City  + , Coordinates  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:16  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>“The report of musketry is heard <p>“The report of musketry is heard but a very little distance from us . . . yet on the other side of the road is most of our company, playing Bat Ball and perhaps in less than half an hour, they may be called to play a Ball game of a more serious nature.”</p> <p>Attributed to “an Ohio private” who wrote home from Virginia in 1862, in Ward and Burns, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball: An Illustrated History</span> (Knopf, 1994), page 13. No source is given. <strong>Note:</strong> can we find the original source and fill in some detail? <strong>Note:</strong> the private’s use of the term “bat ball” is unusual. “Bat ball” is found in much earlier times [it was banned in both Pittsfield and Northampton MA in 1791]. In this case, since the private is an observer, not a player, it may be that he is using an incorrect label for the game he observes in 1862. Still, it may possibly imply that the term “bat ball” was current in Ohio in the pre-war years (in the private’s youth?), if not later.</p> private’s youth?), if not later.</p>
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