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Civil War era boxing and chess...
Item # 544660
May 24, 1862
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 24, 1862.
This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "The Ring in England" features the "Conclusion of a Fight Between Gannon and Hatton". An additional subhead discusses a fight between Cook and Kenny.
Another article found within this issue and entitled: "Our Chess Department" includes a "problem of the week" and the answer to the previous weeks' problem.
This 16 page issue also includes some Civil War reports as well as other sports items. Nice.
Category: Pre-Civil War