Abner Doubleday

1819 - 1893

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Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abner Doubleday has received more than 853,318 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia. Abner Doubleday is the 626th most popular military personnel (down from 506th in 2019), the 1,932nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,529th in 2019) and the 29th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Abner Doubleday ranks 626 out of 1,466Before him are Mad Mike Hoare, Filipp Golikov, Adolf Strauss, Johan Laidoner, Wilhelm Rediess, and Georg Stumme. After him are Israel Tal, Ion Mihai Pacepa, Dominique Vandamme, Sergey Biryuzov, Herbert Kappler, and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa.

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Among people born in 1819, Abner Doubleday ranks 33Before him are Annibale de Gasparis, Johan Jongkind, Christopher Latham Sholes, Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Théodore Chassériau, and Roger Fenton. After him are Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Elias Howe, Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, and André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri. Among people deceased in 1893, Abner Doubleday ranks 19Before him are Jules Ferry, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Baron Alexander von Bach, Heinrich Göbel, Alfredo Catalani, and Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria. After him are Ford Madox Brown, Leland Stanford, P. G. T. Beauregard, Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, and George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont.

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Among people born in United States, Abner Doubleday ranks 1,932 out of 15,968Before him are Bruce McCandless II (1937), Andrew Wyeth (1917), Chris Pratt (1979), Terry O'Quinn (1952), Frank Marshall (1877), and Gordon Scott (1926). After him are Robert Gallo (1937), Mark Margolis (1939), Vesto Slipher (1875), Robin Tunney (1972), Carl Perkins (1932), and Joseph Kittinger (1928).


Among military personnels born in United States, Abner Doubleday ranks 29Before him are Chris Kyle (1974), James Bowie (1796), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), Paul Revere (1735), Charles Sweeney (1919), and Mark W. Clark (1896). After him are Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821), Charlie Wilson (1933), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), and Matthew Ridgway (1895).