Abner Doubleday (1819-1893)

Abner Doubleday graduated 24th in the West Point class of 1842 and served in the Seminole and Mexican Wars. He was stationed at Fort Sumter and is reported to have fired the first gun in defense of the fort. He served in the Union army as a brigadier and major general and took command of a corps at the first days fighting in Gettysburg after General Reynolds was killed.

Date:
1864 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES16290
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1198px
Width:
714px
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