Abner Doubleday
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Abner Doubleday

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Birthday
26, 1819
Birthplace
Ballston Spa, NY
Death Date
Jan 26, 1893 (73)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
26, 1819
Birthplace
Ballston Spa, NY
Death Date
Jan 26, 1893 (73)

About

U.S. Army officer and American Civil War Union general who fired the first shot in the Civil War's first battle.

Before Fame

He worked as a surveyor and a civil engineer before entering the United States Military Academy in 1858.

Trivia

He has often been inaccurately credited with inventing baseball.

Family Life

His father was named Ulysses F. Doubleday.

Associated With

He and Thomas Edison both belonged to the Theosophical Society.