Civil War Era Studies
Somewhere in a field just north of the Pennsylvania College campus, a hurler threw a ball to a striker. The air was undoubtedly crisp. Novembers in Gettysburg can be cool. The local papers were already predicting that the winter of 1865-66 would come on early and bitter. Standing on the bases, men readied to run home and score another point for their team. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "America's Pastime: Base Ball's Battlefields." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (October 8, 2013).