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71st NY enjoy themselves with a baseball game

Salience Peripheral
Tags Civil War, Military
Location Washington DC
City/State/Country: Tennallytown, DC, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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The New York Sunday Mercury, June 29, 1862 reports on a baseball game between Co. K, 71st NY, and a picked nine from the rest of the 71st. The box score is given. Co. K lost 33-11, but they were all "enjoying themselves." Another game of the same regiment, same place, is reported in The New York Sunday Mercury, Aug. 3, 1862. The officers of the regiment gave a "splendid colaltion" after the match.

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