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1863.8
Age of Players Adult  +
City Collierville  +
Coordinates 35° 2' 31" N, 89° 39' 52" WLatitude: 35.042036
Longitude: -89.6645266
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Country United States  +
External Number 41  +
Game Wicket +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Wisconsin Soldier Reportedly “Died While Playing Wicket”  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location TN  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 3  +
State TN  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,863  +
Year Number 8  +
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 17:41:18  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>“March 2 [1863]. Jas Mitchell fal <p>“March 2 [1863]. Jas Mitchell falls. Died while playing wicket.”</p> <p>Diary entry, presumably by Captain Milo E. Palmer, 12<sup>th</sup> Regiment, in Deborah B. Martin, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">History of Brown County Wisconsin</span> (S. J. Clarke Publishing, Chicago, 1913), page 216. The 12<sup>th</sup> Wisconsin was near “Coliersville” [Collierville?] TN in early March, according to the diary entries. Collierville is about 15 miles SW of Memphis. The 12<sup>th</sup> WI seems to have been raised in the Madison WI area. The book was accessed 6/7/09 on Google Books via “of brown county” search. No other cited diary entries refer to ballplaying. <strong>Caution:</strong> It is unconfirmed that “playing wicket” in this case referred to ballplaying. It seems plausible that wicket was played in the 1850s-1860s in WI, but it hardly seems a mortally risky game, and it seems possible that “playing wicket” has a military meaning here. Input from readers on this issue is most welcome.</p> s on this issue is most welcome.</p>
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