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Union artillerists play baseball in Texas

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

Williams, "Chicago's Battery Boys. The Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War" p. 478 cites the diaries of Cone (2-13-64) and F. D. Pitts, Feb. 16/25, 1864 as saying that on Feb. 25th, while stationed on the Matagorda Peninsula, the left section of the battery defeated the right section 16-4 in a game of base ball.

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