Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Union Club In 1861

 Union Base Ball Club - The members of the U.B.B.C. are hereby notified to meet at the Play Grounds, Gamble's addition, on Monday next, 15th inst., at 3 o'clock, P.M.  Punctual attendance requested.  By order of the President.  

-Missouri Republican, July 12 1861

 And here's more evidence that the Union Club were active during the Civil War.  I have a box score of a Union-Empire match from December of 1861, which I believe is their first meeting, so it's evident that the club was active throughout the 1861 and 1862 season.  I guess I'll have to check 1863 and 1864.  

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