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Dewar Discusses Baseball and the Civil War

March 27, 2014

Dr. David Dewar discussed the origins of baseball and the game’s connection to the American Civil War.  This event, part of the department’s Civil War Lecture Series, was held at Fort Concho and also featured Fort Concho site manager Bob BluthardtMr. Bluthardt discussed how baseball developed into the nation’s favorite pastime by the twentieth century.  Attendees also witnessed (and some participated in) a demonstration game using nineteenth century rules.