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Reports of baseball games from during the Civil War...

Item #672570

July 05, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 5, 1862  Over one-third of page 4 has: "Base Ball" reports with details of five games and box scores for 3 of them. Uncommon to find much baseball reporting from during the Civil War.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, some foxing and light damp staining, otherwise good.

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Baseball... The recent London dog show...

Item #544982

July 12, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, NY, July 12, 1862  The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "The Two First Premiums", which accompanying subheads:  "Bloodhound and Black and Tan Terrier" and "The Recent London Dog Show".

Page three of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning baseball entitled:  "Ph... See More  

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Horse racing...

Item #544658

June 21, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 21, 1862  This newspaper, which was primarily a sporting newspaper, has a quite lengthy article headed: "Lexington, Kentucky, Races" with accompanying subtitles reading:  "Splendid Fields, and Fine Sport", "Very Exciting Vicissitudes", "Idlewild and Millington Both Beaten", "Victory of the Yorksh... See More  

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First baseball game on ice...

Item #538726

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, February 5, 1861  On the back page under Brooklyn News is a report: "A Game of Base Ball Played on Skates Great Crowd Of People--Exciting Scenes." The summary begins: "The long-talked contest for a silver ball, between the Charter Oak and Atlantic Base Ball Clubs, on skates...came off yesterday, on the skating pond in the Eighth Ward, between the Third and ... See More  

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Baseball on ice...

Item #211859

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, February 5, 1861  Page 3 has a report: "Base Ball Match On The Fifth Avenue Skating-Pond". The report vividly describes the scene mentioning in part that: "The pond, which contains an area of several acres, lies between the Third and Fifth avenues...can be reached by either the Fulton Ferry and Greenwood or the Atlantic-street and Greenwood car... See More  

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The Civil War in Texas... The Alamo...

Item #172452

March 23, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861  The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More  

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