Actives v Benteens in SD on 31 July 1874

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Date of Game Friday, July 31, 1874
Location SD, United States
Modern Address Custer, SD
Field  Add Field Page Custer Park
Home Team  Add Club Page Actives
Away Team  Add Club Page Benteens
Score 11 - 6

Both teams were comprised of soldiers with the Seventh Cavalry, U.S. Army, under the command of Lt. Col. George Custer.

The Actives represented Company L, and the Benteens Company H.

The Seventh Cavalry was on what was known as the Black Hills Expedition, having left their post at Fort Abraham Lincoln, near present day Bismarck, ND earlier in July, 1874.

Many of the soldiers/players participating in the game were either killed or wounded at the Battle of the Little Big Horn two years later in July, 1876.

Custer SD (1880 pop. about 270) is about 35 miles SW of Rapid City SD and about 30 miles E of the Wyoming border.


Bismarck Tribune, September 2, 1874


See also Eberle, "Seventh U.S. Cavalry Base Ball in Kansas, 1868-1870," Fort Hays State U. Monograph 2019 [ba]

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Found by Terry Bohn
Players Locality Non-local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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