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    Abner Doubleday Autograph Endorsement Signed "A. Doubleday." One page, 2.75" x 2", "Hd Qrs 3d Div 1st A.C.," March 30, 1863. Doubleday, recently promoted to major general of volunteers writes, in full: "Appd & Respectfully forwarded the explanation being satisfactory." Heavily toned.

    Doubleday (1819-1893) was a career soldier who had served in the Mexican and Seminole Wars before the Civil War broke out. He was second in command at Fort Sumter at the beginning of the war and played an important role at Gettysburg. He is most famous, however, for erroneously being credited in 1907 with the invention of baseball, a claim he never made in life.

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