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<p>“[A] wheelbarrow race and a conte … <p>“[A] wheelbarrow race and a contest to catch two greased pigs rounded out the Christmas Day festivities for a soldier from Maryland, after he witnessed the officers of his company play three innings of baseball.”</p>
<p>Patricia Millen, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil War</span> (Heritage, 2001), page 23. Millen’s citation: John Cumming, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Runners and Walkers: A Nineteenth Century Sports Chronicle</span> (Regnary Gateway, Chicago, 1981), page 65. Full text of this book is unavailable online July 2009: a snippet view on Google Books via “’runners and walkers’ 1981” search does not include a reference to the officers’ game, nor indicate a time or year for a Christmas celebration.</p> ear for a Christmas celebration.</p>