RE: 1812 Pastimes
- For the officers, I think in LeCouture's book he mentions some of the
Scottish officer's playing golf. But I haven't checked that, I am just
going on memory. It's one of those "I remember reading somewhere."
From: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com [mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Sent: June 1, 2011 10:24 PM
Subject: 1812 Pastimes
Forgive me if this has been discussed, but what were popular pastimes for
soldiers during the War of 1812?
There are plenty of material available for the US Civil War, cards, dice,
base ball and such, but I have found it difficult to find out much about
1812. I guess I am approaching it from the US side, but what did soldiers
Are there many letters? Were there games?
I was considering getting some period style paper and pencils and doing
sketches during my off time in camp for my impression.
I would appreciate any feedback.
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