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Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Union Leaders: Major General Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday, Civil War general and abolitionist who famously ordered the first Union shots in defense of Fort Sumter. He has been incorrectly credited with inventing baseball at Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. He was attending West Point at that time and never claimed any involvement with baseball.


Monument to General Abner Doubleday at Gettysburg


Myth: Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday This myth has been widely spread since 1907 and even today is sometimes presented by such people as Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig.  The fact of the matter is there is no record of Civil War General Abner Doubleday having anything to do with baseball.  This includes [&hellip


THE TRAM - UGEARS 3D Mechanical Wooden model for self assembly

Tram is one of the oldest types of urban public transport. Electric tram appeared at the end of XIX century. To present day survived the first such cable-drawn tram, patented by Abner Doubleday and constructed in San Francisco. Transportation of passengers began September 1, 1873. Later, there were electric trams, such as the famous Budapest tram BKVT 1074, which appeared on the streets in 1912. Let’s start a series of urban transport with the ancient  tram.  The Tram from UGEARS is a…


Major Gen. Abner Doubleday, First Corps Commander after Reynolds was killed on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Meade named Major Gen. John Newton to replace Doubleday.


This is Gen Abner Doubleday, Who fought at Ft Sumter in 1861 and developed the game of Baseball.

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Tribute to Abner Doubleday at Arlington Cemetery

Yes, it is true that Abner Doubleday's true role in the birth of baseball is highly disputed, but th


Civil War General Abner Doubleday, born in 1819 .... buried at Arlington Cemetery (West Point - Class of '42)