08-26-1867: Too Hot for Base Ball.
Source: U.S. National Archives, Record Group 393, Part 5, Entry 3, Endorsements Sent, Fort Jefferson, Florida.
Fort Jefferson, Fla
August 26, 1867
The Post Surgeon having recommended that as the sickly season of the year is now approaching, that the Enlisted Men of the Command should go in the sunshine as seldom as practicable, all drill will therefore for the present be suspended. Base ball playing will cease and everyone is enjoined to keep in the shade as much as possible.
By order of Brev. Maj. Val H. Stone
1st Lt., 5th NY Artillery