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|Year=1863
 
|Year=1863
|Headline=Monotony and Base-base in the 48th NY
 
|Text=<p>“[L]ife at Fort Pulaski resumed with us its monotony. Our duties were all routine. Many sports, however, were engaged in to while away the time, and all will recall the fishing for sheep’s-head, the duck-shooting, base-ball, and other sports. Our baseball nine was a fine success. In games with picked nines from other regiments it generally won the laurels. In game with the nine of the Forty-seventh New York, played at Fort Pulaski, January 3, 1863, it won by a score of twenty to seven.” Fort Pulaski was on the Georgia Coast, about ten miles SE of Savannah. </p><p>Abraham J. Palmer, <u>The History of the Forty-Eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers</u> (Veteran Association of the Regiment, Brooklyn, 1885), page 57. This is the book’s only ballplaying reference. Accessed 6/6/09 on Google Books via “forty-eighth palmer” search. The regiment evidently comprised mostly Brooklynites. </p>
 
|Salience=3
 
|Tags=Civil War
 
|External Number=34
 
|Reviewed=Yes
 
 
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|Headline=Ballpllaying Peaks in the Civil War Camps
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|Salience=1
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|Tags=Civil War, Military,
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|Location=VA
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|Game=Base Ball
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|Age of Players=Adult
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|Text=<p>[A] [In April 1863] the Third Corps and the Sixth Corps baseball teams met near White Oak Church, Virginia, to play for the championship of the Army of the Potomac."</p>
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<p>Ballplaying in the Civil War Camps increased rapidly during the War, reaching a peak of&nbsp;63 known games in April 1863 -- while the trrops remained in their winter camps.&nbsp; Base ball was by a large margin the game of choice, but wicket, cricket, and the Massachusetts game were occasionally played.</p>
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|Sources=<p><em>[A] History.&nbsp; The First National Bank of Scranton, PA</em> (Scranton, 1906), page 37.&nbsp; This is, at this time, &nbsp;the only known reference to championship games in the warring armies.</p>
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<p>See also Patricia Millen, "On thte Battlefield, the New York Game Takes Hold, 1861-1865," <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Base Ball</span> Journal, Volume 5, number 1 (Special Issue on Origins), pages 149-152.</p>
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<p>See also Larry McCray, [[Ballplaying in Civil War Camps]].</p>
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<p>&nbsp;</p>
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|Query=<p>Is it possible that a collection of trophy balls, at the Hall of Fame or elsewhere, would provide more evidence of the prevalence of base ball in the Civil War?</p>
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|Reviewed=No
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|Has Supplemental Text=No
 
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Age of Players Adult
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[A] [In April 1863] the Third Corps and the Sixth Corps baseball teams met near White Oak Church, Virginia, to play for the championship of the Army of the Potomac."

Ballplaying in the Civil War Camps increased rapidly during the War, reaching a peak of 63 known games in April 1863 -- while the trrops remained in their winter camps.  Base ball was by a large margin the game of choice, but wicket, cricket, and the Massachusetts game were occasionally played.

Sources

[A] History.  The First National Bank of Scranton, PA (Scranton, 1906), page 37.  This is, at this time,  the only known reference to championship games in the warring armies.

See also Patricia Millen, "On thte Battlefield, the New York Game Takes Hold, 1861-1865," Base Ball Journal, Volume 5, number 1 (Special Issue on Origins), pages 149-152.

See also Larry McCray, Ballplaying in Civil War Camps.

 

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