Book Written by Abner Double Day, Reminiscences of Forts Sumter & Moultrie in 1860-61
This rare volume with its dark blue cover has embossed in gold a picture of crossed cannons with a number “i” in the center and above it “Sumter 2861.” Abner Doubleday – a Captain at the time of Fort Sumter was in the first U.S. Artillery. This articular book belonged to Doubleday’s nephew and he is written his name in the front of the book, “H. L. Doubleday, Macedon, Wayne Co. N.Y., Amy. 1st, 1876.” Also, found in the book was a newspaper clipping about Doubleday from the nephew written on April 28th, 1929. In the article entitled, “First Shot for North Fired by Uncle of Lions Resident”. The nephew describes his uncle’s role at Fort Sumter. The back of the front cover has a “D. Doubleday” advertising label. The book has some minor edge wear and the spine is a little loose, but the gold imprint on the front cover is magnificent! The book has the complete roster of the soldiers at Fort Sumter along with the story of the two forts. The binding is strong with rubbing on the corners. The title page has age staining. An important reference book and especially significant because of who owned it! A great Charleston/Doubleday collectible!
#A512 – $250