The members of the Commercial Base Ball Club are notified to meet on Gamble lawn this (Saturday) afternoon, 28th, at 4 1/2 o'clock P.M., for field exercise.
W. Kiselhorst, Secretary.
-Missouri Republican, May 28, 1864
On May 31, 1864, the Battle of Cold Harbor began. You would think, by 1864, people would have figured out that you didn't attack, up-hill, an entrenched enemy position. But both Grant and Lee made that mistake during the Civil War and their troops paid the price. Grant, to his credit, realized his mistake at Cold Harbor and regretted it.