Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
" This Game is played with two dice or a tee-totum*, and any number may play it. Whatever number is thrown, the player must place his counter on that number, and at every throw, add the number thrown to his former one. The player that is sent from one to another, backwards or forward, is not entitled to the advantage or disadvantage of that Jump, they must remain where they are sent until their turn to throw again." NYPL
' With cheating ' because this game, from a Philadelphia manufacturer, hysterically allows players extra turns and a move forward when their pieces fall on Union images. Confederate images earn players a move backwards. Little one sided!
Only 1862, by war's end this would not have fit on a board.
No idea if General Winfield Scott, his All-American Hero image ( he really, really was, too! ) gracing the board, was responsible for the game's format, a kinda snarling snake, if snakes snarled- ' snake ', ' Anaconda ' ? McFarland & Thomson, Printers, 211 Walnut St. Philada., are not around any longer, to ask. Seems likely?
This is as close-up as my program can get without blurring images. Guessing the captions would be incomprehensible anyway. They nearly always are.
" Or Sketches of the Rebellion ", freely embellished with scenes from the war and political commentary by way of era cartoons, these seem attached to those red, white and blue spaces.
If only the whole war, and all wars could be held this way- on a board, on a table, well, no cheating.
3 years from Appomattox, not a shot fired or band aid applied but The End. What a great war!