A game between the Enterprise and Young Commercial Clubs yesterday, for a ball, resulted in the success of the Enterprise, who scored twenty-two to the other's five, putting also six whitewashes on the Young Commercial. Field Captain for the Enterprise, John Berry; for the Young Commercial, Frank Ellis. Umpire, T. Orann.
The Empire Club, on Wednesday next, play their annual match game between the married and single men of the Club. The play comes off at two o'clock on Gamble Lawn.
-Missouri Republican, April 17, 1864
A few days before the above game was played, the Fort Pillow massacre took place. It was, without a doubt, one of the ugliest incidents of the war and involved the slaughter of black Union troops, who were trying to surrender, at the hands of Confederate troops under the command of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Even in a fierce, bloody conflict such as the Civil War, Fort Pillow stands out as a rather gruesomely unethical act.