An interesting game of Base Ball came off on Thursday, at Lafayette Park, between the "Morning Star" and "Young Commercial" Base Ball Clubs, resulting in the defeat of the former.-Missouri Republican, May 3, 1863
I'm not sure why I titled the post in the form of a question given the material that I just presented to you but I have some doubts. I've shown previously that clubs using the name "Morning Star" were active in both 1861 and 1862. Here we have a club using the name and active in 1863. But I'm unconvinced that the old antebellum, Carr Park Morning Stars were still active in 1862 and 1863. I can see them being active in the spring and summer of 1861 but I know too much about the antebellum club to accept that it was still in existence after that.
What I think we have here is clubs using the Morning Star name after the original club disbanded, much as you see various versions of a Red Stocking club in St. Louis in the 1880s. I don't have much evidence to support this other than a hunch and the fact that there is no one in this 1863 game that I can identify as a member of the antebellum club but I think I'm right.