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    Abner Doubleday Twice Signed Civil War Carte-de Visite. 2.5" x 3.75". Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, New York backmark. Signed, in ink "A. Doubleday / Major Genl. Vol." on the lower margin and on the verso. Top corners slightly trimmed, else fine.

    In addition to his association with the development of baseball, Abner Doubleday was also a noted general in the Civil War. He is credited with firing the first shot in the defense of Fort Sumner, the opening battle of the war and he had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. In this fine image of Doubleday we find him posed in uniform frock coat with his right hand tucked into his jacket - a pose popular in the 19th century. Appropriately, the CDV is accompanied by a first day cover commemorating the Baseball Centennial in 1839. The cover is postmarked June 12, 1939 from Cooperstown, New York.


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