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Doubleday- General Abner Doubleday of the Union Army during the American Civil War. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war.


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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Union Leaders: Major General Abner Doubleday

Major General Abner Doubleday was a Union officer during the Civil War who first saw action at Fort Sumter and is sometimes associated with the origins of baseball.


General Abner Doubleday and Wife Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4". The general is seen sitting, in uniform, with his wife, Mary, standing behi...