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|Year=1862
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|Year Number=21
 
|Headline=Michigan Colonel Plays Ball in Tennessee, Still Rebuffs Rebs
 
|Headline=Michigan Colonel Plays Ball in Tennessee, Still Rebuffs Rebs
|Year=1862
 
 
|Salience=2
 
|Salience=2
|Text=<p>The 12<sup>th</sup> Michigan Regiment had the task in December 1862 of guarding a supply railroad in Tennessee. On December 24, a detachment under Col. Wm. Graves was surrounded by a large rebel force that approached under white flag, demanding surrender.   Graves' account: "The officer asked, 'Who is in command?' I answered, 'I am;' whereupon he surveyed me from head to foot (I had been playing ball that morning, pants in boots, having a jacket without straps) . . . ." Graves refused, a two-hour fight ensued, and the rebels retreated.</p>
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|Tags=Civil War, Military,
<p>J. Robertson, compiler, <u>Michigan in the War</u> (W. S. George, Lansing MI, 1882), page 327. Accessed 6/4/09 on Google Books via ""michigan in the war" search. The regiment seems to have been drawn from the vicinity of Niles, MI, which is 10 miles north of South Bend IN and 60 miles east of Chicago.. The 1862 engagement occurred at Middleburg TN, which is at about the midpoint between Nashville and Memphis. PBall file:  CW-29.</p>
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|Location=Tennessee,
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|Country=United States
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|Coordinates=35.1978627, -89.0875641
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|State=TN
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|City=Middleburg
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|Game=Base Ball,
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|Immediacy of Report=Contemporary
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|Age of Players=Adult
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|Text=<p>The 12<sup>th</sup> Michigan Regiment had the task in December 1862 of guarding a supply railroad in Tennessee. On December 24, a detachment under Col. Wm. Graves was surrounded by a large rebel force that approached under white flag, demanding surrender. Graves' account: "The officer asked, 'Who is in command?' I answered, 'I am;' whereupon he surveyed me from head to foot (I had been playing ball that morning, pants in boots, having a jacket without straps) . . . ." Graves refused, a two-hour fight ensued, and the rebels retreated.</p>
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|Sources=<p>J. Robertson, compiler,&nbsp;<span>Michigan in the War</span>&nbsp;(W. S. George, Lansing MI, 1882), page 327. Accessed 6/4/09 on Google Books via ""michigan in the war" search.&nbsp;PBall file: CW-29.</p>
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|Comment=<p>The regiment seems to have been drawn from the vicinity of Niles, MI, which is 10 miles north of South Bend IN and 60 miles east of Chicago.. The 1862 engagement occurred at Middleburg TN, which is at about the midpoint between Nashville and Memphis.&nbsp;</p>
 
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Michigan Colonel Plays Ball in Tennessee, Still Rebuffs Rebs

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Tennessee
City/State/Country: Middleburg, TN, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

The 12th Michigan Regiment had the task in December 1862 of guarding a supply railroad in Tennessee. On December 24, a detachment under Col. Wm. Graves was surrounded by a large rebel force that approached under white flag, demanding surrender. Graves' account: "The officer asked, 'Who is in command?' I answered, 'I am;' whereupon he surveyed me from head to foot (I had been playing ball that morning, pants in boots, having a jacket without straps) . . . ." Graves refused, a two-hour fight ensued, and the rebels retreated.

 

Sources

J. Robertson, compiler, Michigan in the War (W. S. George, Lansing MI, 1882), page 327. Accessed 6/4/09 on Google Books via ""michigan in the war" search. PBall file: CW-29.

Comment

The regiment seems to have been drawn from the vicinity of Niles, MI, which is 10 miles north of South Bend IN and 60 miles east of Chicago.. The 1862 engagement occurred at Middleburg TN, which is at about the midpoint between Nashville and Memphis. 

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