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Too Cold for Baseball in Confederate Camp

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Virginia
City/State/Country: Centreville, VA, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The Rome (GA) Tri-Weekly Courier, Dec. 3, 1861 prints a Nov. 24, 1861 letter from a soldier in the 8th GA Infantry: "Up to a week ago ball playing was quite in vogue, but it is now a little too cold for this kind of recreation..." 

The letter is datelined camp of the 8th GA, near Centreville [near Manassas, VA]. The letter writer was probably Moses Dwinnell (1825-87), an officer in the 8th who had been prewar editor of the Rome Courier.


The Rome (GA) Tri-Weekly Courier, Dec. 3, 1861

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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