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1861.17
Age of Players Adult  +
City Washington  +
Comment <p>The 71<sup>st</sup> h <p>The 71<sup>st</sup> had the duty to protect the Nation's Capital against rebel incursions, and fielded a picked nine to play a National BBC nine. After three innings, they led 12-2, and coasted to victory. A familiar name for the 71<sup>st</sup> was 3b Van Cott, and for the Nationals French played 3b. The regimental history later reported that the game "was witnessed by a large number of spectators." The <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> announced the contest on July 1 under the headline "The New York Seventy-First Despairing of Work, Going to Play Ball." <strong>Note:</strong> Frank Ceresi reports [19CBB posting of 2/28/2009] that the French collection of the Washington Historical Society includes a handwritten scoresheet for the match, which describes a 41-13 Army victory.</p> <p>The two sides played again a year later. On August 7, 1862, the Nationals won a rematch, 28-13. The regimental history says that "the game was played on the parade ground; the result was not as satisfactory to the boys as the year before. There was quite a concourse of spectators on the occasion, including a number of ladies . . . . At the close the players were refreshed with sandwiches and lager." On June 25<sup>th</sup>, 1862, and the regiment's company K took on the rest of the regiment and lost 33-11.</p> of the regiment and lost 33-11.</p>
Coordinates 38° 54' 26" N, 77° 2' 13" WLatitude: 38.9071923
Longitude: -77.0368707
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Country United States  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline American Guard [71<sup>st</sup> NY Regt] 42, Nationals BB Club 13  +
Immediacy of Report Contemporary  +
Location Washington DC  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>71<sup>st</sup> Regim <p>71<sup>st</sup> Regiment Veterans Association, "History of the 71<sup>st</sup> Regiment, N.G., N.Y.," (Eastman, New York, 1919), pages 157, 232, and 236-237. Accessed 5/30/2009 via Google Books search "71<sup>st</sup> regiment baseball." PBall file: CW-3.</p> ent baseball." PBall file: CW-3.</p>
State DC  +
Tags Civil War  + , Military  +
Year 1,861  +
Year Number 17  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:47:34  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"The National Base Ball Club requ <p>"The National Base Ball Club requests the pleasure of your company on their grounds at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and 6<sup>th</sup> Street, East, on Tuesday, July 2d [1861], at twelve o'clock, to witness a match game with the 71<sup>st</sup> Regiment Base Ball Club"</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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