Special to SEGAZINE
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History’s special 1864 exhibit features letters written by George Hudson, of the 36th Georgia regiment, which was based in Decatur.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
Early photo of one of first baseball games at Georgia’s Fort Pulaski
This is one of the earliest photographs ever taken of a baseball game, and it happened by accident. The photographer, Henry P. Moore, of Concord, N.H., was focusing on the well-uniformed Union soldiers of the 48th New York State Volunteer Infantry, but he also captured their baseball-playing comrades in the background.
Source: New York Times/weekend
Horseracing: Palace Malice takes Westchester Stakes for third win
The Dogwood Stable colt from Aiken was the favorite.
Source: Augusta Chronicle
A look at female soldiers — balancing motherhood, service to country
“Sgt. Arthashika Bryant feared her one-year-old daughter would forget who she was during her deployment to Afghanistan. But her 8-year-old son assured her she had nothing to worry about because he would be there to help his sister remember.”
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer/weekend