Baseball and the Civil War

Prisoners of war stay alive in very difficult circumstances.  The stress of confinement, terrible conditions, little food and in many cases, severe wounds made life hell for prisoners during the Civil War.

Union prisoners were held in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1863.  A stylized image of them was created showing them taking exercise in the form of a baseball game. Was there enough energy and life in the prisoners to engage in such activities?  Maybe…. at least at that date.

Baseball Game Union Prisoners Salisbury NC 1863

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