Abner Doubleday: His Life and Times: Looking Beyond the Myth

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Xlibris Corporation, May 18, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 269 pages
Abner Doubleday: His Life and Times is a full-length biography of a man who lingered on the fringes of history for nearly 150 years. His story is one of a man who was remembered for a myth, not his actual deeds. This story sheds light on the man who was as complex as any modern person; a man who was far ahead of his time. When General John F. Reynolds fell at the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg, it was Doubleday who took on the command of the troops during the first day. As the Union retreated at the end of the day and the two armies flowed through the streets, Abner was seen in the midst of the wounded and stragglers as he tried to learn more details of the action. He rode rapidly back to the front. His horse was covered with foam and the flushed face of the General bespoke the tremendous strain under which he was laboring. A subordinate officer described Abner, He handles his troops under fire with the same composure he would exhibit at a review or parade. (He is) a man of unquestioned bravery, cool and clear sighted on the battlefield.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
13
CHAPTER 1
17
CHAPTER 2
22
CHAPTER 3
27
CHAPTER 4
40
CHAPTER 5
46
CHAPTER 6
51
CHAPTER 18
173
CHAPTER 19
181
CHAPTER 20
188
CHAPTER 21
195
JULY 2
205
CHAPTER 22
210
CHAPTER 23
216
CHAPTER 24
224

CHAPTER 7
58
The Morning of September 22 1846
61
The Morning of September 23 1846
63
CHAPTER 8
69
CHAPTER 9
79
CHAPTER 10
88
CHAPTER 11
100
CHAPTER 12
105
CHAPTER 13
114
CHAPTER 14
121
CHAPTER 15
148
CHAPTER 16
159
CHAPTER 17
166
CHAPTER 25
229
APPENDIX
235
DOUBLEDAY AND THE MYTHS
237
DOUBLEDAYS STAFF MEMBERS
243
ABNERS ANCESTORS
246
ABBREVIATIONS
249
BIBLIOGRAPHY MANUSCRIPTS
251
NEWSPAPERS
252
BOOKS ARTICLES PAMPHLETS
253
INDEX
259
ABNER AS THE FAMILY REMEMBERS HIM
267
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About the author (2009)

JoAnn Smith Bartlett is a veteran journalist with an avid interest in the Nineteenth Century American Civil War and life in that time period. For nearly a decade, she lived in Gettysburg, PA. Now living in Central New York state, she continues to research the Civil War. This is her first book.

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