Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Battle of Shiloh

The Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, was fought April 6th and 7th, 1862.¬† On April 6th, Union forces, under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant, were surprised by¬†Confederate forces, under the command of General Albert Sidney Johnson, at Pittsburg … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

Did you know Dayton’s baseball history can be traced back into the 1880s? While you’re waiting those last few hours before opening day of the 2012 baseball season, take a few moments to learn about the incredible history of professional … Continue reading

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Opening Day

The original Cincinnati Red Stockings, baseball’s first openly all-professional team, were founded as an amateur club in 1866, and became fully professional in 1869. The Red Stockings won 130 straight games throughout 1869 and 1870. Star players included brothers Harry … Continue reading

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