This Day In History
This Day In History
Friday, February 28, 2020

«American general»

Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday
(June 26, 1819 - January 26, 1893)
Abner Doubleday was a career United States Army officer and Union 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.
American general, general, American Civil War, baseball

Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock
(February 14, 1824 - February 9, 1886)
Winfield Scott Hancock was a career U.S. Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War.
American general, general, American Civil War
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