RR Autograph Auctions Abner Doubleday
Union general (1819–1893). Famous for his association with the invention of the game of baseball. In April 1861, Doubleday served in the garrison at Fort Sumter, and he was said to have aimed the first gun to reply to the Confederate batteries. His greatest performance of the war came at Gettysburg when he assumed command of the 1st corps after the death of General John F. Reynolds. ANS signed “A. Doubleday,” on a 5 x 3 government postcard, July 27, 1885. Brief note to a collector. In full: “I have not had any photographs taken in a long time. When I do I will remember you.” Postcard is inlaid into a 7.25 x 5 off-white sheet. In fine condition, with a bit of scattered light soiling and a mild impression to upper portion of postcard from cancellation on reverse. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.