Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday (1819 - 1893)

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Maj Gen Abner Doubleday
Born in Ballston Spa, New York, USAmap
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Husband of — married in District of Columbia, United Statesmap
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Died in Mendham, New Jersey, USAmap
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Categories: Notables | United States Military Academy | United States of America, Mexican-American War | Seminole Wars | American Indian Wars | Union Army Generals, United States Civil War.

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Ulysses Doubleday (US Congressman, b. 15-Dec-1792, d. 10-Mar-1866)
Hester Donnelly Doubleday (b. 30-Aug-1788, m. 10-Oct-1814, d. 14-Nov-1859)
Thomas Donnelly Doubleday (bookstore owner, b. 18-Feb-1816, d. 9-Mar-1864)
Ulysses Doubleday, Jr. (stock broker, b. 31-Aug-1824, d. 11-Feb-1893)
Mary Hewitt Doubleday (b. circa 1823, m. 1852, d. 13-Mar-1907, no children)

Mistakenly considered the inventor of baseball, Major General Abner Doubleday is thought to be the man who fired the first shot in the US Civil War. He was in command of the Union forces at Fort Sumter, Charleston, South Carolina that fateful morning on April 12, 1861.

Abner is the son of Ulysses F. Doubleday and Hester Donnelly. His father, a publisher, had fought in the war of 1812 and represented Auburn, New York for four years in the United States Congress. His grandfather, Abner Doubleday, had fought in the American Revolutionary War. Given the family's military legacy, Abner enrolled at the United States Military Academy in 1838 and graduated in 1842. He had a long military career which led to his promotion to Major General and heavy involvement in the Mexican-American War, Seminole Wars, American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.

excerpt from Wikipedia: One of the persistent myths of baseball history is that Doubleday invented the game in 1839, although he was in West Point at the time. Doubleday never claimed to have invented baseball. Neither his letters nor his diaries nor his New York Times obituary ever mentions the game.





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Abner & Mary Doubleday
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Ft Sumter
Ft Sumter

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On 14 Jun 2017 at 07:13 GMT Jourdi Cleghorn wrote:

Here is a newspaper article that mentions him.


On 13 Sep 2016 at 14:14 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:

Hi Mexican American war project has a new template, if you wish to add it. It is

{{Mexican American War


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