Writing from Cooperstown shortly before enlisting in the 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, Abner D. Doubleday (not to be confused with his more famous cousin, Major General Abner Doubleday) informs Lockwood Doty, Chief of New York's Bureau of Military Statistics, that he will forward a "personal history (civil and military)" of his brother, Lieutenant Ulysses F. Doubleday, who was killed earlier that year during the Chancellorsville Campaign.
During his tenure as Chief of the Bureau of Military Statistics, Doty amassed a remarkable array of artifacts and records documenting New York State's role during the Civil War, including tens of thousands of the kind of "personal histories" referred to by Doubleday. Unfortunately, almost all these were lost sometime after the Bureau was abolished in 1887.
July 27 1863
New York State Archives, New York (State). Bureau of Military Statistics. Administrative correspondence files, 1859-1875. Series A4111-78, Box 3, Folder 8.
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