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Memphis, the Ku Klux Klan, and Base Ball

With the growth of Ku Klux Klan terrorist cells in 1868, Tennessee’s Republican government began to crack down on the secret group. And on April 6, 1868, the Memphis police department conducted a sensational, breakthrough raid upon a supposed meeting … Continue reading

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Pride of the South Officer Elections, 1866

From the October 15, 1866 edition of the Memphis Public Ledger: “At a recent meeting of the Pride of the South Base Ball Club, the following officers were elected: President, D.S. Dodds; Vice-President, D. Eagan; Secretary, Wm. Wetter; Treasurer, J. … Continue reading

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Pride of the South Ball Club elects its officers

On October 15, 1866, the Memphis Daily Ledger published an announcement of the (presumably) formation of the Pride of the South Base Ball Club, with the election of its officers. “Base Ball.–At a recent meeting of the Pride of the … Continue reading

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R.E. Lee Club vs. The Pride of the South Club

From the Memphis Public Ledger, Nov. 19, 1866: “There was quite an interesting game of base ball yesterday between the R.E. Lee and the Pride of the South clubs–the score stood 30 to 33 in favor of the R.E. Lee.” … Continue reading

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