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Thomas D. Doubleday (1815 – 9 May 1863) was an US bookstore owner and Civil War officer.


He was born in Albany, New York in 1815. He grew up in Auburn, NY He was the older brother of Abner Doubleday, a Civil War general, and the son of Ulysses F. Doubleday, Congressman.

Known as T D Doubleday, he ran a well know book and stationary store on Wall Street. Along with other merchants and prominent New Yorkers advocated the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

In the Civil War, he was a colonel and organizer of the 4th NY Heavy Artillery. He raised and trained this regiment from New York that was stationed in Washington DC to defend the captitol during the Civil War.[1]

He married Mary Augusta Ward. Two children, Mary Augusta Sargent and Stephen Ward Doubleday.They resided on Staten Island. S W fought in the Civil War at 17 and was injured. S.W. was later a governor of the N Y Stock Exchange.

He died on 9 May 1863 when he was run over by an omnibus on broadway in Manhattan.


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NY Times February 11, 1862, Wednesday-DEPARTURE OF COL. DOUBLEDAY'S HEAVY ARTILLERY REGIMENT. The First New-York Heavy Artillery regiment, Col. T.D. DOUBLEDAY, Page 9, 150 words

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November 20, 1861 page 8, 261 wordsLOCAL MILITARY MOVEMENTS.; COL. DOUBLEDAY'S REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY. THE SEVENTH REGIMENT NATIONAL GUARD. THE THIRD REGIMENT, EXCELSIOR BRIGADE. THE D'EPINEUIL ZOUAVES. This regiment of artillery is at present encamped at Port Richmond, Staten Island, is rapidly filling up and will be a complete organization very shortly. The Commandant, Col. DOUBLEDAY, is a brother of Capt. DOUBLEDAY, one of the heroes of Fort Sumter. Yesterday a company of forty men arrived from Rochester, and at once attached themselves to this fine corps

    • October 24, 1853Egyptian Antiquities—To the Public. Page 2, 650 words
    • July 29, 1856Passengers Arrived. Page 8, 138 words
    • January 24, 1862Page 1, 1921 word TME ARMY AND NAVY.; THE PURCHASED FLEET. TROOPS FOR GEN. LANE. INSPECTION OF COL. DOUBLEDAY'S HEAVY ARTILLERY REGIMENT.A detachment of recruits, enlisted in Boston for the general service, arrived here on Wednesday, and were transferred to the principal depot, Governor's Island. This is the first batch of recruits sent from Boston during the present year. EN
    • February 11, 1862
    • May 12, 1864,SAD ACCIDENT COL. DOUBLEDAY RUN OVER Page 3, 138 words
    • May 1912
  • The Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion,Thomas Seaman Townsend - page 268
  • History of the Great American Fortunes, by Gustavus Myers - Business & Economics - 1910 - page 130
  • The Baptist Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of the Doctrines, Ordinances, Usage, by William Cathcart - page 1299
  • New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, by Frederick Phisterer - 1890 - Page 338
  • In Memoriam: Abner Doubleday, 1819–1893, and John Cleveland Robinson, 1817–1897, by New York (State). Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Antietam - 1918 - page 61
  • Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year, 1903 - Page 604

United States Congressional Serial Set‎ - Page 40 by United States Government Printing Office - United States - 1855 8 1 <n C occ 'c V. £ 1 5 fc - eo •— ^ "3 mo n ss 1 TT CO tfi CO CT OJ & To whom paid. TD Doubleday — Continued e Adeline Sergeant, (administratrix of J. ...

House Documents, Otherwise Publ. As Executive Documents‎ - Page 8 by United States Congress. House - History - 1885 - 240 pages ... by Nathan K. Hall, Post master General, and William A. Wheeler, AB Morris, and TD Doubleday, under the firm of Wm. A. Wheeler & Co., of the second part

Library of Congress Digital photo Col. T.D. Doubleday 4th N.Y Heavy Artillery LC-B814-... TITLE:Col. T.D. Doubleday 4th N.Y Heavy Artillery CALL NUMBER:LC-B814- 1874[P&P] REPRODUCTION NUMBER:LC-DIG-cwpb-04546 (digital file from original neg.) No known restrictions on publication. MEDIUM:1 negative : glass, wet collodion. CREATED/PUBLISHED:[between 1860 and 1870]NOTES:Title from unverified information on negative sleeve. Annotation from negative, scratched on emulsion: 1874.Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress). SUBJECTS:United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865.FORMAT:Portrait photographs 1860-1870.Glass negatives 1860-1870. REPOSITORY:Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:(digital file from original neg.) cwpb 04546 CARD #:cwp2003001468/PP

Gustavus Myers, The History of the Great American Fortunes Merchants of Death, chapter 5 THE market for second-hand rifles is apparently better than that for second-hand ... Colonel Thomas D. Doubleday made a survey of the situation and found ..... 3 , III, pp. .Testimony in congress 1860s. .In fact, Philadelphia got a very bad name with the soldiers as a centre for the production of defective rifles. Colonel Thomas D. Doubleday made a survey of the situation and found deplorable conditions. The rifles had every appearance of having been old condemned muskets or so-called new rifles made from parts of old and condemned pieces. Many of them burst, so that the men became afraid to fire them ; in others hammers broke off ; sights came off even with the gentlest handling, etc. The barrels were found to be very light, sometimes not one-twentieth of an inch thick, and the stocks were made of green wood which shrank, so that bands and trimmings became loose. The bayonets were often of such frail composition that they bent like lead, and many of them broke off during bayonet drill. Some of the rifle barrels were rough inside from imperfect boring and burst during target practice.

History of Ontario county, New York‎ - Page 153 by Lewis Cass Aldrich, George Stillwell Conover, D. Mason & Co - Ontario County (N.Y.) - 1893 - 518 pages It was recruited under authority given to Colonel TD Doubleday, and was originally known as " Doubleday's Heavy Artillery," but afterward designated the

New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865‎ - Page 338 by Frederick Phisterer - United States - 1890 - 532 pages TD Doubleday received authority to recruit a regiment of heavy artillery. This regiment, originally known as J)oubl(day's Heavy Artillery, was designated

The memorial history of the City of New-York: from its first settlement to ...‎ - Page 515 by James Grant Wilson - New York (N.Y.) - 1893 (Artillery.) 1 Col. TD Doubleday. Col. 8. Graham Col. ... '61, Feb., '62 April, '62 Oct. -Dec., '61 Nov., '61, Aug., '62 305 150 489 1« Jackson Heavy. ... Full view - About this book - Add to my library - More editions

NEWSPAPER: CAYUGA PATRIOT GLEANINGS (D-G); Cayuga co., New York ... 1845 September 17, 1845 DOUBLEDAY, Thomas D. & Mary A. WARD M: 16 Dec. 1841 December 29, 1841 DOUBLEDAY, U.F. & E. DOUBLEDAY, Ad. Importers in N.Y.C January ... - Cached - Similar

Obituary 1—No Title Sargent and only daughter of the latelY:eL Thomas D. Doubleday. Services will be i! held at St. John's Church, gilt toil, t, I., : '$Vednesday, blay . ...