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Union Prisoner Reported Shot While Playing Ball in Texas Pen

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Texas
City/State/Country: TX, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

“One after another, the men rapidly died off. On the 26th of September, some of the prisoners obtained permission to play ball. One of them, in chasing the ball, ventured within a few feet of the camp lines, when he was short by the guards, and nearly killed.”

“The Death of Lieut. Matthew Hayes, New York Times, January 1864. Accessed 5/21/09 via genealogy subscription. The story depicts health conditions in Camp Groce, near Houston TX.

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