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Abner Doubleday : a Civil War biography /
Thomas Barthel ; foreword by Edward G. Longacre.
imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2010.
description
viii, 275 p.
ISBN
0786445610 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786445615 (softcover : alk. paper)
format(s)
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imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., c2010.
isbn
0786445610 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786445615 (softcover : alk. paper)
abstract
"While Abner Doubleday is remembered primarily for his "invention" of baseball, this biography focuses on his duty to his nation. Following Doubleday's youth, to his days as a cadet, involvement in the American Civil War, and public service, he is portrayed here as a man who took unpopular stands but was guided by a firm vision of justice"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7171448
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Thomas Barthel is a contributor to Memories and Dreams, the official publication of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and a past contributor to the Boston Red Sox periodical Diehard. A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, he lives in Clinton, New York.
Summaries
Library of Congress Summary
"While Abner Doubleday is remembered primarily for his "invention" of baseball, this biography focuses on his duty to his nation. Following Doubleday's youth, to his days as a cadet, involvement in the American Civil War, and public service, he is portrayed here as a man who took unpopular stands but was guided by a firm vision of justice"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
While Abner Doubleday is remembered primarily for his invention of baseball, this biography focuses on his duty to his nation. Following Doubleday's youth in Auburn, NY, to his days as a cadet at West Point, the general's involvement in the American Civil War, and his public service afterwards, he is portrayed here as a man who took unpopular stands but was guided by a firm vision of justice.
Main Description
While Abner Doubleday is remembered primarily, and mistakenly, for having invented baseball (he did not), it was his selfless exercise of duty to his nation that should be honored. Following his youth in Auburn, New York, and his days as a cadet at West Point to the Union general's involvement in the American Civil War and his public service afterwards, he is revealed in this biography as a man who took unpopular stands but was guided by a firm vision of justice. One chapter fully explores the baseball myth.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Forewordp. 1
Prefacep. 3
Introductionp. 5
Doubleday as a Young Manp. 7
Career at West Point, 1838-1845p. 17
The Mexican Warp. 25
Texas and the Gardiner Affair, 1852-1856p. 42
The Seminole War, 1856-1859p. 49
The Hero of Sumterp. 55
The Army of the Shenandoahp. 77
Doubleday and Runaway Slavesp. 86
The Occupation of Fredericksburg, Virginiap. 89
The Battle of Grovetonp. 93
The Battle of Second Bull Runp. 102
The Battle of South Mountainp. 107
The Battle of Antietamp. 112
After Antietamp. 118
The Battle of Fredericksburgp. 120
After Fredericksburgp. 126
The Battle of Chancellorsvillep. 131
Gettysburg, Day Onep. 137
Gettysburg, Day Twop. 156
Gettysburg, Day Threep. 161
After the Battle of Gettysburgp. 169
July to December, 1863p. 172
March 1864 to Retirement in 1873p. 180
Life After Military Servicep. 196
Debunking the Doubleday Baseball Mythp. 221
Appendix: Historian's Views of Doubleday at Gettysburgp. 245
Chapter Notesp. 249
Bibliographyp. 257
Indexp. 267
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