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|Year Number=8
 
|Headline=Wisconsin Soldier Reportedly “Died While Playing Wicket”
 
|Headline=Wisconsin Soldier Reportedly “Died While Playing Wicket”
|Text=<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, <u>History of Brown County Wisconsin</u> (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. <b>Caution:</b> 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>
 
 
|Salience=3
 
|Salience=3
|Tags=Civil War
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|Tags=Civil War, Military,
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|Location=TN,
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|Coordinates=35.042036, -89.66452659999999
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|State=TN
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|City=Collierville
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|Game=Wicket,
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|Immediacy of Report=Contemporary
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|Age of Players=Adult
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|Text=<p>&ldquo;March 2 [1863]. Jas Mitchell falls. Died while playing wicket.&rdquo;</p>
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<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 &ldquo;Coliersville&rdquo; [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 &ldquo;of brown county&rdquo; search. No other cited diary entries refer to ballplaying. <strong>Caution:</strong> It is unconfirmed that &ldquo;playing wicket&rdquo; 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 &ldquo;playing wicket&rdquo; has a military meaning here. Input from readers on this issue is most welcome.</p>
 
|External Number=41
 
|External Number=41
 
|Reviewed=Yes
 
|Reviewed=Yes
|Year Number=8
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|Has Supplemental Text=No
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|Country=United States
 
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Wisconsin Soldier Reportedly “Died While Playing Wicket”

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City/State/Country: Collierville, TN, United States
Game Wicket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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“March 2 [1863]. Jas Mitchell falls. Died while playing wicket.”

Diary entry, presumably by Captain Milo E. Palmer, 12th Regiment, in Deborah B. Martin, History of Brown County Wisconsin (S. J. Clarke Publishing, Chicago, 1913), page 216. The 12th Wisconsin was near “Coliersville” [Collierville?] TN in early March, according to the diary entries. Collierville is about 15 miles SW of Memphis. The 12th 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. Caution: 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.

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