By the third year of the Civil War, Doubleday was a reliable general and his biographer Thomas Barthel describes him this way: “He has never been given credit he deserves for his actions in the Civil War or later because he was not one of the boys. Doubleday fired the Union’s first cannon shot but the shot did no damage and on April 14 Fort Sumter surrendered. Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893)[1] was a career United States Army officer and Union major general in the American Civil War. [4] While in Washington, Doubleday remained a loyal Republican and staunch supporter of President Abraham Lincoln. In 1839, West Point began issuing grades and standings for students. Abner Doubleday On the civilian side of the ledger, he secured a patent on the San Francisco cable car railway that runs to this day. The commission based its decision on a letter to a newspaper by Abner Graves of Denver, who claimed he had seen Doubleday making drawings on baseball. Civil War Union Army Officer. [17], Doubleday Field is a 9,791-seat baseball stadium named for Abner Doubleday, located in Cooperstown, New York, near the Baseball Hall of Fame. Abner Doubleday, died 1812 Abner Doubleday 1812 Abner Doubleday was born on date , at birth place , to Elisha Doubleday and Hannah Doubleday (born Bayley) . The mythology remains strong today, but most serious baseball historians believe the game comes from England and other ball and bat games in prehistory.6. He does have one valid link to baseball -- Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is Abner Doubleday's seventh cousin. He died on January 26, 1893. It concluded by saying, "in the years to come, in the view of the hundreds of thousands of people who are devoted to baseball, and the millions who will be, Abner Doubleday's fame will rest evenly, if not quite as much, upon the fact that he was its inventor ... as upon his brilliant and distinguished career as an officer in the Federal Army. Chairman Mills himself, who had been a Civil War colleague of Doubleday and a member of the honor guard for Doubleday's body as it lay in state in New York City, never recalled hearing Doubleday describe his role as the inventor. [10], Doubleday's staff nicknamed him "Forty-Eight Hours" as a compliment to recognize his tendency to avoid reckless or impulsive actions and his thoughtfulness and deliberateness in considering circumstances and possible responses. Frank Doubleday, founder of the Doubleday publishing empire, was also a distant cousin. No serious historian of baseball believes Doubleday established the rules of baseball, but the myth of Doubleday still persists to some degree. He attended West Point, and graduated in 1842 with a commission in the artillery. He practiced as a surveyor and civil engineer for two years before entering the United States Military Academy[5] in 1838. [6], In the summer of 1878, Doubleday lived in Mendham Township, New Jersey, and became a prominent member of the Theosophical Society. During World War II, the liberty ship SS Abner Doubleday was named in his honor. While the modern rules of baseball were formulated in New York during the 1840s, it was the scattering of New Yorkers exposed to these rules throughout the country, that spread not only baseball, but also the "New York Rules", thereby harmonizing the rules, and being a catalyst for its growth. Unfortunately for that Abner Doubleday, his unearned fame was swept under the carpet and attributed for many years to another man by the same name. 3 Thomas Barthel, Abner Doubleday: A Civil War Biography (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company Inc., 2010), 7-8. In the 1870s, he was listed in the New York business directory as lawyer. The ostensible reason was a false report by XI Corps commander Major General Oliver O. Howard that Doubleday's corps broke first, causing the entire Union line to collapse, but Meade also had a long history of disdain for Doubleday's combat effectiveness, dating back to South Mountain. He began the war as a supply officer but applied for and received an artillery posting.11 He was in the fight from 1846 to 1848, and fought at the Battle of Monterey (September 21-23, 1846) and at the Rincouda Pass during the Battle of Buena Vista. Bert Gumpert was an official scorer for the New York Yankees and a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America. After the conflict with Mexico, Doubleday returned to Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War and the Civil War. It was at Gettysburg that Doubleday and his troops were involved in the turning point of the Civil War. "[5] He was wounded when an artillery shell exploded near his horse, throwing him to the ground in a violent fall. In World War II, the United States liberty ship SS Abner Doubleday was named in his honor. Doubleday, who died in 1898 at age 73, is buried at Arlington National … He was also a Union general at the Battle of Gettysburg. In the 23rd episode of the anime Samurai Champloo, titled "Baseball Blues", Doubleday and Alexander Cartwright are featured as American naval officers who engage the main characters and local Japanese people into a baseball game, which the Americans lose. [5], Doubleday again led the division, now assigned to the I Corps of the Army of the Potomac, after South Mountain, where Hatch was wounded again. He was born in the state of New York in Ballston Spa. 22Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013), 224. In San Francisco, after the war, he obtained a patent on the cable car railway that still runs there. Fort Moultrie had been abandoned after South Carolina seceded, and its garrison was moved to Fort Sumter. In both battles Doubleday’s men acquitted themselves well.18, South Mountain was the precursor to Antietam, the bloodiest one-day battle of the war. Besides noting that he was a Civil War hero who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, it also says that he founded the game of baseball 24 years prior in 1839. … They then attacked near my position opening with from 100 to 150 pieces of artillery. Abner Doubleday, military officer, son of Ulysses F. and Hester (Donnelly) Doubleday, was born at Ballston Spa, New York, on June 26, 1819. No one felt it important that Graves was 5 years old in 1839 and Doubleday was already at West Point. Phoenix, AZ 85004 When his corps commander, Major General John F. Reynolds, was killed very early in the fighting, Doubleday found himself in command of the corps at 10:50 am. 9 Letter to Bert Gumpert from Kenneth W. Rapp, acting chief, US Military Academy Archives, February 11, 1977. During the winter, the I Corps was reorganized and Doubleday assumed command of the 3rd Division. Army and a general for the Union during the Civil War. [9] At Fredericksburg in December 1862, his division mostly sat idle. Spalding, an exemplar of hyper-American nationalism prevalent in the early years of the 20th century, believed baseball was invented in America, by an American. General Abner and Mary Doubleday He entered the United States Military Academy 1 Sep 1838 and graduated 1 Jul … Seven of those brigades sustained casualties that ranged from 35 to 50 percent, indicating the ferocity of the Union defense. Ft. He is best known, however for his links to baseball, and was credited for many years as having invented the game in the 1830s. He was an official scorer for the New Yankees but was also involved in the Baseball Writers Association of America. 17 Gumpert, Doubleday; Genealogytrails.com, West Point bios 1842 class. This flies in the face of the fact that Doubleday was a plebe at West Point at that time, was only 20 years old, and had never left West Point from August 1838 until his graduation in 1842. [5], On July 2, 1863, Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade replaced Doubleday with Major General John Newton, a more junior officer from another corps. Under the rules of engagement, the Fort Sumter garrison was allowed to vacate the fortress. His father, Ulysses F., fought in the War of 1812, published newspapers and books, and represented Auburn, New York for four years in the United States Congress. So what about Abner Doubleday’s “invention” of baseball? Abner Doubleday was born to Ulysses F. Doubleday and Hester Donnelly, in Ballston Spa, New York, on 26th June 1819. [5], At the start of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, Doubleday's division was the second infantry division on the field to reinforce the cavalry division of Brigadier General John Buford. Abner Doubleday summary: Abner Doubleday was an officer of the US. So what about Abner Doubleday’s “invention” of baseball? He graduated from the military academy at West Point in 1842 and was an artillery officer in the Mexican War from 1846 to 1848 and in the Seminole War in Florida from 1856 to 1858. The character organizes the first game of baseball between the six main characters and a group of Chinese immigrants, creating the rules as he goes, primarily to allow him to win. But he had a younger cousin, Abner Demas Doubleday, son of Ulysses’ brother, Demas. He died in 1893 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He was not glamorous. Doubleday assumed administrative duties in the defenses of Washington, D.C., where he was in charge of courts martial, which gave him legal experience that he used after the war. He died there in the autumn of 1926. Despite the lack of solid evidence linking Doubleday to the origins of baseball, Cooperstown, New York, became the new home of what is today the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1937. Despite his actions in the Civil War, Doubleday is most famous for "inventing" baseball. [citation needed], In 2004, the Abner Doubleday Society erected a monument to Doubleday in Iron Spring Park, Ballston Spa, near his birthplace.[25]. Doubleday’s first combat came during the Mexican War. In 1858 he was transferred to Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor serving under Colonel John L. Gardner. During this time he was promoted to brigadier general of U.S. [16] There is a 7-foot (2.1 m) obelisk monument at Arlington National Cemetery where he is buried. 15 Meredith L. Jones, “In Memoriam Abner Doubleday, 1819-1893,” commemorative address, New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Antietam; and John Cleveland Robinson, 1817-1897. Volunteers. The house of his birth still stands in the middle of town and there is a monument to him on Front Street. / Lived: 73 years: Zodiac sign: Cancer: Abner Doubleday facts. [11] In recent years, biographers have turned the nickname into an insult, incorrectly claiming "Forty-Eight Hours" was coined to highlight Doubleday's supposed incompetence and slowness to act.[11]. Overall, Doubleday stood number 19 in a class of 76 members; many first-year students did not make it through the plebe year. … Seen not as a foolhardy soldier but as a steadfast one, many times in the future Doubleday would be asked to anchor a line and protect the flank of a large body of soldiers. He died on January 26, 1893. Doubleday died in 1893, long after baseball had become a professional sport of national scope, so if he had invented it, you figure he or someone who knew him would’ve said at … [2] Part of the confusion could stem from there being another man by the same name in Cooperstown in 1839.[14]. Gumpert’s work on Doubleday supplies much of this biography. Albany, New York, 1918. Promoted to major, Doubleday served with the 17th Infantry in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and in the defenses of Washington from September 1861 to May 1862. David W. Anderson is author of “More Than Merkle” and “You Can’t Beat the Hours,” and has spoken at the Seymour Conference and SABR conventions. Abner Doubleday is the mythical \"inventor\" of baseball. In 1858 he posted to Florida. A sign at the Doubleday Hill Monument, erected in Williamsport, Maryland to commemorate Doubleday's occupation of a hill there during the Civil War, claims he invented the game in 1835. His father was a representative of Auburn, New York in the United States Congress, a publisher of newspapers and books, and fought in the War of 1812. Doubleday's body was laid in state in New York's City Hall and then was taken to Washington by train[5] from Mendham Township, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.[6]. … In the polarized political atmosphere of the Army of the Potomac, it suited Meade to believe that this constituted a very good reason to yank backward one of the better-known Republican abolitionists in the army.”28, On the third day of the battle Doubleday’s troops were stationed on Cemetery Ridge and helped fight off Pickett’s Charge. Abner Doubleday was born on June 26, 1819, in Ballston Spa, New Yorkto Hester Donnelly and Ulysses F. Doubleday. In his sophomore year Doubleday scored third in Drawing; 21st in Mathematics; 29th in English Grammar and 46th in French. Doubleday was a high-ranking officer, whose duties included seeing to provisions for the US Army fighting throughout the south and border states. 15-Dec-1792, d. 10-Mar-1866) Mistress: Hester Donnelly Doubleday (b. 36 David W. Anderson, More than Merkle: A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000, xxvii. They are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.34. In his final years in New Jersey, he was a prominent member and later president of the Theosophical Society. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mills had been president of the National League from 1882 to 1884. Abner Doubleday, (born June 26, 1819, Ballston Spa, N.Y., U.S.—died Jan. 26, 1893, Mendham, N.J.), U.S. Army officer, once thought to be the inventor of baseball. Abner Doubleday died at the age of 73 on January 26th 1893 in Mendham New Jersey. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on February 3, 1862, and was assigned to duty in northern Virginia while the Army of the Potomac conducted the Peninsula Campaign. It was Doubleday's finest performance during the war, five hours leading 9,500 men against ten Confederate brigades that numbered more than 16,000. In a letter to his wife he discussed the battle: “The most awful battle of the War occurred yesterday. Other members of his commission were Morgan G. Bulkeley, the National League’s first president; Arthur P. Gorman, a former player and president of the Washington Base Ball Club; Nicholas E. Young, president of the National League from 1884 to 1902; Alfred J. Furthermore, the primary testimony to the commission that connected baseball to Doubleday was that of Abner Graves, whose credibility is questionable; a few years later, he shot his wife to death and was committed to an institution for the criminally insane for the rest of his life. During his years at West Point, “he did not leave West Point from August 1838 until graduation in 1842”;7 he was considered to be a “diligent and thoughtful student, something of a critic,” and was “fond of questions in moral philosophy.”8 Doubleday was commissioned a brevet second lieutenant in the 3rd Artillery and was sent to Fort Johnson in North Carolina as his first assignment.9. His body was taken to Arlington National Cemetery where he was buried. At Chancellorsville in May 1863, the division was kept in reserve. Mary died on March 13, 1907. He served until he was honorably mustered out on January 16, 1865. In 1908, fifteen years after his death, Doubleday was declared by the Mills Commission to have invented the game of baseball (a claim never made by Doubleday during his lifetime). Doubleday was posted to the garrison at Fort Moultrie at Charleston, South Carolina, in 1858, an assignment that had a huge influence on his military career.13 In the 1850s there was a huge split in the Army over slavery. He helped found the Bronx Historical Society and was also involved with the Civil War Society and the Revolutionary War Roundtable in New York City. By the start of the Civil War, he was a captain and second in command in the garrison at Fort Sumter, under Major Robert Anderson. Doubleday grew up in Auburn and attended the Cooperstown Classical and Military Academy, studying civil engineering before he was appointed to West Point in 1838. His men fought well in the morning, putting up a stout resistance, but as overwhelming Confederate forces massed against them, their line eventually broke and they retreated back through the town of Gettysburg to the relative safety of Cemetery Hill south of town. He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. Cronkite School at ASU 16 Abner Doubleday, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie: In 1860-61 (New York: Harper, 1876), 126. If Doubleday were still alive he would likely wonder why his name is connected with baseball and not with his participation in the Civil War battles including Fort Sumter, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.38. In the actions at Brawner's farm, just before the Second Battle of Bull Run, he took the initiative to send two of his regiments to reinforce Brigadier General John Gibbon's brigade against a larger Confederate force, fighting it to a standstill. I was fond of poetry and art and much interested in mathematical studies. Doubleday was also the author of two published books on his Civil War experiences. In my outdoor sports I was a addicted to topographical work and even as a boy amused myself by making maps of the country around my father’s residence which was in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York.”5 Interesting, there is no mention of baseball in his upbringing. Abner Doubleday was an American general who was an important member of the Theosophical Society in its earliest years. A Myth and Legend Greater than Gettysburg: Abner Doubleday and Baseball Hatch. Father: Ulysses Doubleday (US Congressman, b. Artillery. )[8] His men were routed when they encountered Major General James Longstreet's corps, but by the following day, August 30, he took command of the division when Hatch was wounded, and he led his men to cover the retreat of the Union Army. When two of the founders of that society, Helena Blavatsky and Henry Steel Olcott, moved to India at the end of that year, he was constituted as the president of the American body. But some people clearly thought otherwise. [4] Abner spent his childhood in Auburn and later was sent to Cooperstown to live with his uncle and attend a private preparatory high school. He wrote, "Robert Henderson, Harold Seymour, and other scholars have since debunked the Doubleday-Cooperstown myth, which nonetheless remains powerful in the American imagination because of the efforts of Major League Baseball and the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown." (Personal initiative was required since his division commander, Brig. As a child, Abner was very short. Doubleday was born in Ballston Spa, New York in 1819 and worked as a surveyor for railroads before attending the US Military Academy at West Point. Captain Abner Doubleday was born at Ballston Spa, New York, in 1819, and attended schools at Auburn and Cooperstown. This reputation was not glamorous. His paternal grandfather, Abner Doubleday fought in the American Revolutionary War while his maternal grandfather Thomas Donnelly also served in the army as a moun… He is credited in some circles as one of the fathers of baseball, but that has long since been debunked. Doubleday was in the midst of heavy fighting in the Corn Field and West Woods.19 Late in the battle, Doubleday was wounded when a shell exploded under his horse’s nose, causing the rider and the horse to run over steep rocks. 19 Genealogytrails.com, West Point bios 1842 class. Finally, Graves was not well; he wound up killing his wife and spent his remaining years in an asylum.37, Abner Doubleday was a very religious man, who never drank or used profane language, and whose interests were wide, including mathematics, engineering, literature, military science, and sports. Emily Gumpert assisted with this project as well. Doubleday had a number of West Point classmates who served in the Civil War, including John Newton and John Pope. The family all slept in the attic loft of the one-room house. Prior to that he was present when Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.30 Mustering out of the Union volunteer service in late August 1865, he became a colonel in the regular army and was sent to California, where he helped get a charter for the first cable car railway in San Francisco.31, In 1871 Doubleday was in Texas, where he commanded the all-black 24th Infantry Regiment. Abner Doubleday, born one of three sons to Ulysses and Hester Doubleday on June 26, 1819, in Ballston Spa, N.Y., was schooled at Auburn and Cooperstown, N.Y. Doubleday planned a career in civil engineering, but in 1838 he was appointed to West Point. Abner Doubleday Abner Doubleday was a military general who was thought to have fired the first shot in the Civil War at Fort Sumter in 1861. First, his military career was lengthy and he “was the highest ranking officer in the Civil War to have been part of so many of the Civil War’s major events.”1 Second, he did not invent baseball, despite the false assertion from the Mills Commission and others. [2][3], Doubleday, the son of Ulysses F. Doubleday and Hester Donnelly, was born in Ballston Spa, New York, in a small house on the corner of Washington and Fenwick streets. It is possible Abner Doubleday really did play a game of Town Ball in the late 1830s in Cooperstown, as this was a common game and there would have been nothing unique about a young man playing a version of it, but he certainly didn’t do it in 1839. [12], Doubleday died of heart disease in 1893. [6] He formally requested reinstatement as I Corps commander, but Meade refused, and Doubleday left Gettysburg on July 7 for Washington. During World War II, the liberty ship SS Abner Doubleday was named in his honor. Major Anderson remained in the Union Army, and Doubleday remarked that he was in a cruel situation.16, The Southerners opened fire on Sumter during the early morning hours of April 12, and Anderson offered only token resistance. … Luckily I was hit squarely by the smooth round surface. 13 Genealogytrails.com, West Point bios 1842 class. 2 Biographic information on Abner Doubleday is from Bert Gumpert, who was working on a Doubleday biography for the Civil War Roundtable of New York. / Died: 26 January 1893: How many years did Abner Doubleday live? His maternal grandfather was a messenger for George Washington in the early years of the Revolution. Reach, a former Philadelphia Athletics player and the owner of Reach Sporting Goods; George Wright, a former player with the Cincinnati Red Stockings; and James E. Sullivan, president of the Amateur Athletic Union.35, The commission’s decision, released in 1908, stated that Abner Doubleday invented baseball at Cooperstown, New York, in 1839. Abner Doubleday. Phone: 602.496.1460 Thanks to Mark Pattison for providing information on Gumpert’s work on Doubleday. They are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.34. 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