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Chadwick Tries to Start Richmond VA Team, but the Civil War Intervenes
|Tags||Civil WarCivil War|
|Location||US SouthUS South|
|City/State/Country:||Richmond, VA, United States|
|Game||Base BallBase Ball|
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|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
Bill Hicklin notes (email of Feb 4, 2016) that "Chadwick visited his wife's family frequently and was disappointed that, as of the verge of the Civil War, there appeared to be no base ball clubs there at all."
Ward, Geoffrey C., and Ken Burns, Baseball: An Illustrated History [Knopf, 1994], p.12, no ref given.
John Thorn, email of 2/10/2008, suggests that Beadle may have more detail.
Schiff, Millen, and Kirsch also cite Chadwick's attempt, but do not give a clear date, or a source.
Is there a primary source for this claim?
|Submitted by||Bill Hicklin|
|Submission Note||Email, 2/4/2016|
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