I was reading 'A Diary of Battle' by Charles Wainwright when I came across this: "After dinner the General had a game of grace sticks with the pretty one, but though he did manage to get the hoop over his head, his courage failed him. I do not believe she would have been very angry, had he persevered in getting his kiss."
Anyone know what 'grace sticks' is or how it's played? I dug around a fair bit and found nothing. I would have guessed it to be something like pick up sticks until I got to the part about a hoop over your head and kissing. Maybe the kissing is a separate activity.
Todd S. Bemis
Co. A, 1st Texas Infantry
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