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October 9, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Library Large Meeting Room
Doughboys and baseball during the Great War author Alexander Barnes will speak on his new book "Play Ball! Doughboys and Baseball during the Great War" on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Public Library. Using dozens of old photos from the era, Mr. Barnes will tell the story of professional baseball players who became doughboys during World War 1, and of doughboys who played baseball while fighting a war. OBarnes even has a photo of a baseball game played in August 1918 at the old Camp Lee.
Al Barnes served over 34 years in the Marine Corp and the Army National Guard, and is currently the Virginia National Guard Command historian. The program is sponsored by the Colonial Heights Historical Society, and is free and open to the public. The library is located at 1000 Yacht Basin Drive in Colonial Heights.