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Abner Doubleday
Birth: Jun. 26, 1819
Ballston Spa
Saratoga County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1893
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Major General. An 1838 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he is known today more for the myth that he invented Modern Baseball while a cadet at West Point than for his accomplishments as a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War. On the First Day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 1, 1863), he began the day as the senior Division commander in the Army of the Potomac's I Corps. When I Corps commander Major General John F. Reynolds was killed early in the fighting, General Doubleday took command of the troops in the field and held the Federal left flank during much of rest of the day's fighting. Although his troops were eventually pushed back to Cemetery Hill in retreat, he held the Confederates off long enough to allow substantial amounts of the Union Army come on the scene of the battle and take strong defensive positions. Despite his performance under extreme conditions, he was not given credit for his defense, and was replace as Corps commander at the end of the day. 
Family links: 
  Ulysses Freeman Doubleday (1792 - 1866)
  Hester Donnelly Doubleday (1798 - 1859)
  Mary H Hewitt Doubleday (1823 - 1907)*
  Thomas Donnelly Doubleday (1816 - 1864)*
  Abner Doubleday (1819 - 1893)
  Amanda Doubleday Eddy (1823 - 1892)*
  Ulysses Doubleday (1824 - 1893)*
  Jane Ann Doubleday (1830 - 1843)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 61
GPS (lat/lon): 38.8802, -77.07482
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017

- Aunt Bee on the porch in Mayberry
 Added: Jan. 26, 2017
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