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VA Artillerymen play town ball

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location US South
Game Town Ball
Age of Players Adult

Walbrook Swank, "Confederate Letters" p. 70 prints a letter from Charles T. Shelton (1839-63), a UVA grad who served in Virginia's Botetourt Artillery: 
Our company is engaged in a game of town Ball..."

From the online snippet it is unclear where/when the letter was written. The unit was transferred to East Tennessee in 1862, and in late 1862 was sent with Stevenson's division to defend Vicksburg, MS. He mentions the game was familiar from his days in school.


Walbrook Swank, "Confederate Letters" p. 70

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