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A. Doubleday
A. Doubleday

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Abner Doubleday

(1819 - 1893)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Division, I Corps

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Graduated USMA 1842 and served in Mexican and Seminole wars. In 1861 he was a Captain at Fort Sumter, then made Major in 17th US Infantry. In February 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers, and commanded the 2nd Brigade/1st Division/III Corps at Second Bull Run.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the 1st Division of I Corps and saw heavy action with his Division in the Cornfield and West Woods early on the 17th. He had assumed command of the Division after BGen. Hatch was wounded at South Mountain.

The remainder of the War:
In November 1862 he was promoted to MGen. of Volunteers, was at Fredericksburg, and commanded I Corps at Gettysburg after Reynolds fell. Thereafter held no further active command.

After the War:
Career Army service and author. Died January 26 1893 at Mendham NJ. Doubleday is commonly but incorrectly credited with originating the game of baseball.

College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1842    
Death Date: 1/26/1893    Death Place: Mendham, NJ    Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery , Arlington, Virginia

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