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1862.21
Age of Players Adult  +
City Middleburg  +
Comment <p>The regiment seems to have been d <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. </p> between Nashville and Memphis. </p>
Coordinates 35° 11' 52" N, 89° 5' 15" WLatitude: 35.1978627
Longitude: -89.0875641
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Country United States  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Michigan Colonel Plays Ball in Tennessee, Still Rebuffs Rebs  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location Tennessee  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>J. Robertson, compiler, <span>Michigan in the War</span> (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.</p>
State TN  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,862  +
Year Number 21  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:47:40  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>The 12<sup>th</sup> M <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> <p> </p> retreated.</p> <p> </p>
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