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|
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|Score||11 - 6|
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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
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|Found by||Terry Bohn|
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