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<p>“There was, also, no lack of athl … <p>“There was, also, no lack of athletic sports, such as jumping, pitching quoits, wrestling, etc., with now and then, in the regiments favorably stationed in forts or on garrison duty, a game of base ball, although this game was not then, as now , the craze of the day.”</p>
<p>Asa. W. Bartlett, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">History of the Twelfth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers</span> (Ira C. Evans, Concord NH, 1897), page 356. Accessed 7/8/09 on Google Books via “bartlett ‘twelfth regiment’” search. This passage is a generic account of camp life, and seems to have no time period associated with it; in fact, it is not entirely clear from this account that the 12<sup>th</sup> NH itself played the game. The 12<sup>th</sup> saw major battles including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and ended the war in the trenches around Richmond.</p> in the trenches around Richmond.</p>