To the right is a baseball card from the 1860s. Or maybe just a picture.
With the All-Star Game coming soon, I thought that a look at baseball would not be amiss. After all, one of my favorite Ellsworthian images is the one of which John Hay wrote: Ellsworth was playing ball with them as we approached, looking fine and blouzy in his red shirt.
If you have not seen the Conan O'Brian posts on 1864 baseball, look them up. I will try to get one embedded here, altho I had little luck today.
I am putting together a longer post for emergingcivilwar.com on baseball & the Civil War, but you readers get to see the goodies first.
Ah! Summer! and all for the Union!