Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-61
Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-61 is a war memoir by Abner Doubleday published in 1876. From the preface: "Now that the prejudices and bitter partisan feeling of the past are subsiding, it seems a fitting time to record the facts and incidents connected with the first conflict of the Rebellion. Before the hastening years shall have partially obliterated many circumstances from my memory, and while there is still an opportunity for conference and friendly criticism, I desire to make, from letters, memoranda, and documents in my possession, a statement which will embody my own recollections of the turbulent days of 1860 and 1861. I know how difficult it is to write contemporaneous history, or even to give a bare detail of facts, without wounding the susceptibilities of others; but whenever I have felt called upon to give my own opinion, I have endeavored to do so in the spirit of Lincoln's immortal sentiment—"With malice toward none; with charity for all." Artist Bio Author: Abner Doubleday (1819-1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War, fighting from Fort Sumter to Gettysburg.