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Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Lincoln's election to the presidency in on an anti-slavery ticket had alienated several southern states prompting them to secede from the Union to form the Confederate States of America. More states joined them once combat began and four years of the bloodiest conflict witnessed on American soil ensued with fierce battles at Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Vicksburg amongst others. The bitter conflict pitted neighbours and, often time, families against one another. At the surrender of the Confederacy in some , soldiers had lost their lives with many more wounded and the population and territory of the South was left devastated.

The conclusion of the war saw an outpouring of literature on the subject from both observers and those personally involved in the conflict. These texts give us a fascinating insight into the war and constitute a fantastic source of historical material covering a wide range of subject matter including: biographical studies of the major characters, regimental histories, personal reminiscences, military, social and political reflections on the conflict, statistical volumes with rosters, casualties and more, plus a range of other books on every imaginable aspect of the war. Each book, in pdf format is a dpi scan of the original pages so you will be reading each book exactly as per the originals.

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Features thousands of photographs, illustrations, maps and diagrams. Take look at some examples:. In addition a further texts on a variety of subject matter are featured as follows:. Some examples:. Volume 2 also includes the following books:. Organised by individual states these texts describe the exploits of regiments on both sides of the conflict.

Written largely by members of each regiment they provide a detailed insight to events of the war often not found in general historical studies of the conflict.

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The books featured in this 3rd volume are as follows:. Your 3 volume set features a total of books including, the 11 Volume Rebellion Record edited by Frank Moore, 7 Volumes of the Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force of the US Army, the magnificent 10 volume Photographic History of the Civil War, individual regimental histories, plus additional books as listed above making books in total. This truly comprehensive record of the American Civil War is unique in both is scope and content is unavailable anywhere else!

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    Andre Deutsch, Ashley Ekins ed. The officers of the regiment gave a "splendid colaltion" after the match. The Nationals won The ballgame attracted a large crowd, including numbers of the "fair sex. The latter won , with "good pitching" shown on both sides. Se also same, Nov. Only 4 innings were played. Fisher, "Utah and the Civil War" p. Harvey C. Hullinger, of Lot Smith's company of Utah volunteers, sent to guard the immigrant trails: "Friday, June 6, It rained this afternoon, and the men played ball. Base ball was by a large margin the game of choice among soldiers, but wicket, cricket, and the Massachusetts game were occasionally played.

    Play was much more common in the winter camps than near the battle fronts. Linen later headed the bank, hence the mention in the book.

    The 26th NJ was a Newark outfit, and a contemporary Newark newspaper says that many members of the prewar Eurekas and Adriatics of that town had joined the 26th. April , the army was in camp. The book says Linen played against Charlie Walker a former catcher of the Newark Adriatics who was now catcher for the "Third Corps" club. See also the "New York Clipper" website, which has a photo of Linen. Is it possible that a collection of trophy balls, at the Hall of Fame or elsewhere, would provide more evidence of the prevalence of base ball in the Civil War?

    Edwin A. Haradon, a member of the 86 th NY infantry [possibly from the Corning NY area], made 12 terse references to ballplaying from January 17, to April 15, The nine from Company I beat that of Company C to the tune of fifty to twenty-nine. It goes without saying that this was in the days of old-fashioned ball, when large scores were not unusual, and a phenomenally small one by no means argued a superior game. This passage appears in an account of late January , and the camp was evidently near Newbern VA [a railroad terminus], about 45 miles SW of Roanoke in Southwest Virginia.

    The regiment comprised men from towns NW of Boston. Drill, dress parade, inspection, picket and guard duty, policing, building roads, were the usual occupations.


    Amusements were encouraged and chess, checkers, baseball and athletic exercises helped to while away tedious hours. This is the only reference to ballplaying in the book, which covers to The diary of George Brockway includes 10 entries on ballplaying from February 27 to April 17 O yes made a batter club also. V and beat them 12 members. George F. Brockway, Diary of Provided by Michael Aubrecht May 15 In early it was stationed near Fredericksburg, VA. Brockway moved to MI postwar. Leaves of absence became frequent. In late March the unit headed off to Lexington KY.

    Oliver C. Diary entry, presumably by Captain Milo E.

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    Palmer, 12 th Regiment, in Deborah B. Clarke Publishing, Chicago, , page Collierville is about 15 miles SW of Memphis. No other cited diary entries refer to ballplaying. Input from readers on this issue is most welcome. The US had captured the Sea Island area of SC in , and a group of anti-slavery advocates from Massachusetts ventured south to help educate former slaves in the region.

    Clarke, Boston, , page Cowles, Boston, , pages , , , In the afternoon played a game of ball. Mar 14 Played a game of ball in the afternoon. Bill rode my horse on the forage guard.