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    Abner Doubleday Document Signed, "A. Doubleday". One page on letterhead of "Head-Q'rs 2nd Brigade, 1st Dv'n, 1st Army Corps", 8" x 10", Pratt's Point, Virginia, January 18, 1863. Secretarially penned military papers reading, "Pass Capt. Joseph L. Ford, A.Q.M. and servant and L. K. Church with two horses and baggage to Washington by government boat." Doubleday, as a brigadier, signs in red ink on light blue paper. Smoothed folds with minute splits, else fine condition. Abner Doubleday (1819-1893) is largely credited with being the inventor of modern baseball. He was also a professional soldier, having graduated from West Point in 1842. He served in the Mexican War and saw active Civil War service from Fort Sumter to Gettysburg. Rising to major general, Doubleday held administrative posts until his retirement in 1873.

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