General Abner Doubleday - Gettysburg National Park

General Abner Doubleday - Gettysburg National Park

Union Gen. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893).  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. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men.

Union Gen. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893). 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. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men.

Abner Doubleday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abner Doubleday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Union - I Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, with divisions commanded by Brig. Gen. James S. Wadsworth, Brig. Gen. John C. Robinson, and Maj. Gen.Abner Doubleday.

Union - I Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. John F. Reynolds, with divisions commanded by Brig. Gen. James S. Wadsworth, Brig. Gen. John C. Robinson, and Maj. Gen.Abner Doubleday.

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First Lieutenant Abner Doubleday posing with Mexican civilians during the Mexican-American War, near Saltillo, Mexico, c. 1847.

First Lieutenant Abner Doubleday posing with Mexican civilians during the Mexican-American War, near Saltillo, Mexico, c. 1847.

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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.

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.

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Abner Doubleday is probably best known as the inventor of baseball, though he was not. In 1907, a panel of baseball experts headed by A. G. Spalding conducted a highly-publicized investigation into the origins of the game, and concluded that Doubleday had written the rules for baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York (where the Baseball Hall of Fame was later constructed).

Abner Doubleday is probably best known as the inventor of baseball, though he was not. In 1907, a panel of baseball experts headed by A. G. Spalding conducted a highly-publicized investigation into the origins of the game, and concluded that Doubleday had written the rules for baseball in 1839 in Cooperstown, New York (where the Baseball Hall of Fame was later constructed).

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