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Abner Doubleday

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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MAJOR GENERAL ABNER DOUBLEDAY & MARY 8x10" HAND COLOR TINTED CIVIL WAR PHOTO

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

General 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. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men

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This Day In Baseball History: June 12,1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball.

Major General John F. Reynolds-killed on the opening of the BAttle of Gettysburg, he was considered the most brilliant officer of the Union Army.

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

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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.

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Monument to General Abner Doubleday at Gettysburg

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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David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox waits on deck during the sixth inning of a…