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115th NY soldier Plays Ball

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location US South
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

From auction catalog on www.invaluable.com, March 30, 2018, the 1863 Civil War Diary of David L. Mann:

Description: Manuscript diary of Private David L. Mann, New York 115th Infantry, Company E. Mann was a POW at Harper's Ferry in 1862 and notes he returned to Harper's Ferry, as well as Gettysburg, several times. A small selection from the diary, April 17th, "Boys are playing ball." June 13, "Attacked. Hold the enemy 1800 strong in check until the train is out of danger." June 14th, "Skirmished all day." Further discussions of metal caskets for dead soldiers, fighting, scouting, picketing, a drunken captain sounding a false alarm to saddle up. About 40% written in. 

[the location is not given, but is probably VA]

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