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    Abner Doubleday Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4", with an E. Anthony, New York imprint on verso. A seated chest up portrait of the Union general, seen in his major general uniform with his hat laying on the table beside him. Doubleday (1819-1893) graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1842. 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. Although he gained fame as a general, Doubleday is perhaps more widely known as the supposed inventor of baseball in 1839. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Light toning throughout, with a small spot of foxing. The edges of the albumen are slightly uneven. Pencil notations on verso. Else very good.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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