11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

Doubleday, Abner, (1819-1893)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


Doubleday, Abner, (1819-1893), Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882, from Campaigns of the Civil War, volume VI, original gilt stamped cloth, with tipt in slip with signature and rank of Captain, First Artillery, Commanding, 8vo, (very good). Note: While celebrated as a Civil War hero and the folkloric "inventor" of baseball, Doubleday is also noted for ordering the first Union shot fired from Fort Sumter in response to the Confederate barrage.
Estimate $800-1,200


Charles Scribner, Chancellorsville, first Union, Fort Sumter