On page 20 of Philip Goode's journal (at http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/regimen...urnalgoode.htm) he notes that at Benton Barracks on Sunday 23 March that "...The boys mostly spent the day playing ball." I had also read an earlier source about how recreation at Camp Halleck in Keokuk was limited to singing, dancing, and the occasional game of base ball but I cannot find that specific reference right now (of course).
I have from K and P Weaver an 1860 ash bat and two 9" lemon-peel base balls. I use them in my history class to teach the kids about New York rules (1845) base ball for a lesson on how culture and values are reflected through entertainment. I'd be willing, if enough interest is there, to tote them on and in my knapsack during The Grand Adventure for a company level base ball game using the 1845 rules if/when time permits.