|(Courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame, via Smithsonian)|
Monday, November 10, 2014
A Civil War Baseball Game in 1863
Here is one of the earliest known photographs of a baseball game. Company H of the 48th New York Regiment, stiffly posed for this 1863 formal portrait at Fort Pulaski, in Savannah, Ga., seems oblivious to the more informal baseball game in progress behind them.