Abner Doubleday Birthplace

Abner Doubleday Birthplace

Union Leaders: Major General Abner Doubleday

Union Leaders: Major General Abner Doubleday

Union Leaders: Major General Abner Doubleday. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

Abner Doubleday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Abner Doubleday - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tribute to Abner Doubleday at Arlington Cemetery

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

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