Abner Doubleday Signed 5x7 1861 Hand-Written Civil War Era Letter (Beckett LOA)

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  • Lot number 4444418
  • Total bids 14
  • High bid $305.50
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Free Frank Letter measures 3.75" x 6" in size and has been hand-signed by Abner Doubleday (D. 1893). 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. 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. Gettysburg was his finest hour, but his relief by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade caused lasting enmity between the two men. In San Francisco, after the war, he obtained a patent on the cable car railway that still runs there. In his final years in New Jersey, he was a prominent member and later president of the Theosophical Society.

The lot / autograph(s) includes an official Beckett Authentication Services hologram and matching LOA for authenticity purposes. Authentication: Beckett LOA

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