Team from the 165th NY Infantry v team from the 47th and 48th NY on 25 December 1862

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Date of Game Thursday, December 25, 1862
Location Hilton Head, SC, United States
Modern Address Hiltoin Head SC
Home Team  Add Club Page team from the 165th NY Infantry
Away Team  Add Club Page team from the 47th and 48th NY
NY Rules Likely

This famous game was played Christmas Day at Hilton Head, before some 10,000 spectators, between the nine of the 165th NY Infantry, and a team from the 47th and 48th NY Infantry. All three regiments were from NYC/Brooklyn, and presumably the members played amateur NY-style ball.

Hilton Head is on the Atlantic coast, about 70 miles SW of Charleston SC.


Kirsch, "Baseball in Blue & Gray", and online sources.

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location SC
Players Locality Non-local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



1147 days ago
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"The New South" a union army newspaper, Dec. 27, 1862 reports on a Dec. 25th game at Hilton Head between the Van Brunt and Frazer base ball clubs. James L. Frazer was colonel of the 47th NY and George B. Van Brunt was then major of the 47th. The 47th was raised in NYC and Brooklyn.

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