Champion Base Ball Match. - The base ball match between the Empire and Union Base Ball Clubs, for the Championship, on Gamble's Lawn Thursday, resulted in the success of the Empire Club, in a total of 27 runs to 9.
-St. Louis Republican, November 28, 1862
And with that, we come to the end of the 1862 baseball season. Tomorrow, I'll try to sum up what we've found.
As far as the war itself, things were kind of quiet in Missouri. The Palmyra Massacre had taken place in October and Claiborne Jackson died about a week after the above game was played. The Battle of Fredericksburg took place on December 13. 18,000 casualties that day - with 12,000 of those on the Union side. Fredericksburg just sickens me. I don't even like thinking about the battle. All I'm going to say is that putting your army across a river and sending them up a hill to attack an entrenched position is not a reasonable battle plan.