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Playing Ball in Racine Camp

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Wisconsin
City/State/Country: Racine, WI, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The Monroe (WI) Sentinel, Oct. 23, 1861 reports that at Camp Utley, in Racine, the volunteers "have until two o'clock to rest, which time is generally occupied in playing ball, jumping, throwing dumb bells, running foot races, and wrestling."

The letter appears to have been written by a member of the La Crosse Artillery.


The Monroe (WI) Sentinel, Oct. 23, 1861

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice


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