REMINISCENCES OF FORTS SUMNER AND MOULTRIE IN 1860-'61.
New York. 1876. -184pp. plus 8pp. ads. Frontis. Original gilt cloth. Extremities a bit rubbed. Dampstain to upper outside corner of first 50 leaves. In the spring of 1861, Doubleday was in garrison in Charleston, where it is said he aimed the first gun in reply to Confederate shots. "This charming story, by a then- captain of artillery inside the two forts, is a memoir of merit because of the aura of its immediacy and intimacy" - Nevins. There is a legend that Doubleday invented baseball. NEVINS I, p.27. GENERALS IN BLUE, p.129.
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