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Andersonville prison... Baseball at the "Presidential Mansion"...

Item # 643468

August 30, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1865

* Andersonville prison
* Henry Wirz trial
* Early baseball

The front page has: "ANDERSONVILLE. The Wirz Trial Yesterday" and more. Page 5 has a rare report of a baseball game on the White House lawn, under: "The Field--Base Ball" which begins: "The base ball tournament was continued today in the rear of the Presidential Mansion..." with much commentary on the fine fielding of each club, including: "...O'Brien never fielded better than in this game He took every ball that came to him and made some excellent fly-catches...". Included is the box score.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Yankee