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Age of Players Adult  +
City Kerrville  +
Comment <p>D. P. Hopkins and Benjamin Frankl <p>D. P. Hopkins and Benjamin Franklin Ezell (1839 MS - 1913 TX) were members of Norris' Frontier Battalion which in March 1862 was stationed at/near Kerrville, TX. The Hopkins diary was published in the San Antonio Express, 1-13-1918. The March 15, 1862 entry (on page 23 of the Express) mentions this game, and mentions that the troops made their own ball out of yarn socks. [ba]</p> own ball out of yarn socks. [ba]</p>
Coordinates 30° 2' 51" N, 99° 8' 25" WLatitude: 30.0474332
Longitude: -99.1403189
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Country United States  +
External Number 144  +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Texas Ranger Plugs Waaay Too Hard  +
Immediacy of Report Retrospective  +
Location Texas  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State TX  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
Year Number 50  +
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Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:41:40  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>“And the game might become so rou <p>“And the game might become so rough as to necessitate precautionary steps. ‘Frank Ezell was ruled out,’ wrote a Texas Ranger in his diary, because ‘he could throw harder and straighter than any man in the company. He came very neat knocking the stuffing out of three or four of the boys, and the boys swore they would not play with him.’”</p> <p>Bell Irvin Wiley, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Common Soldier in the Civil War</span> (Grosset and Dunlap, New York, 1952), Book Two, The Life of Johnny Reb, page 159. Wiley’s end-note is, evidently, “diary of D[esmond]. P[ulaski]. Hopkins, entry of March 15, 1862, typescript, University of Texas.” Neither Hopkins’ unit nor its March 1862 location is noted. <strong>Note:</strong> can we locate the full text and its context?</p> e the full text and its context?</p>
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